Two separate 130 bus services launching

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Two separate 130 bus services will be in operation by the end of the month.

Arriva have confirmed that the 130 bus service will be reduced from a half hourly to an hourly service between Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Handforth and Manchester.

The hourly service will come into effect on Monday 27th January 2018 and will run from Monday to Sunday until the end of March 2018 - when the Sunday service will be withdrawn.

A spokesperson from Arriva confirmed that they "have registered to operate the 130 service on an hourly service Monday to Saturday from the 27th January to ensure there is still a service for our customers on this route."

The route of the Arriva service will be from Macclesfield stopping at Alderley Park, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Handforth, Cheadle & Marple College, Parrs Wood and Birchfields Mosley Road before terminating at Piccadilly Gardens.

Additionally, D&G's hourly 130 service will commence on Monday 29th January travelling from Macclesfield to Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and on to Handforth Dean from Monday to Saturday.

Chris Almond, Bus Network Manager, at D&G Bus Ltd, said "There will be two separate services so there will still be an overall half-hourly service between Macclesfield and Wilmslow."

Click here to view the new D&G timetable and here to view the Arriva timetable.

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Alan R Davies
Thursday 11th January 2018 at 7:28 pm
Well that's confused everyone. On the face of it this is better news than we were expecting. However, two companies both running an hourly service is not the same as a half-hourly service, and we have yet to see how the timetables integrate, and what times the services start and finish. Also, it is a pity that at least one of the companies could not have taken the initiative to run a service on Sunday, or perhaps that is in Cheshire East's gift. This is the sort of transport de-regulation that would never have been accepted for London, but is evidently considered to be good enough for the rest of the country.
Bob Bracegirdle
Tuesday 16th January 2018 at 3:47 pm
Another nail in the service that used to be every 10min to Alderley from Manchester and every 30min (15 on a Saturday). Thus wins the polluting motor car. Only the electric train helps out.
Graham McLelland
Wednesday 17th January 2018 at 1:17 pm
Considering the fact that a great number of people without cars have to attend hospital for visiting apointments etc This seems a shoddy service .I am suprised no one can do anything about it

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