Friday, 23 May 2014


Came across this earlier. This porche was getting towed away after being parked for Two days. I'm suprised they waited that long! So much going on at work wish I had time to share what I get up to but have been too busy. Note to self must try harder.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Busy week.

This is the first bus to have the new 38 service put into the destination. Lots of buses being done today to also include the Jpt service numbers following the acquisition this afternoon of the company. Details are on the twitter page I believe. @stagecoachgm if your interested.

Friday, 18 April 2014


Just spotted this green thing running on the 118 in the city. It's got jpt markings on it but I have not seen it before. I heard this week they were to close at the end of the week and now I read an article on Stuart Valentines site saying the are to continuing trading. Tonnes of other stuff going on surrounding this news but until next week we
Won't know for sure.

Friday, 11 April 2014


Manchester councils finest removing a ford fiesta that has been parked on Oxford road all night.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Oldham Rd bridge

Took a couple of pictures of the inside of the bridge which is currently being demolished. Disruption hasn't been to bad yet whilst Oldham Rd has been closed just one way. Will see what happened when they close the road completely this month. Always interesting to see all the pipes and lines that run under our roads.

Sunday, 23 March 2014


I came across this on the way to work this morning. Looks like it happened through the night and been left. Don't think it will be going anywhere soon.

Ride out

I managed to get a few hours out on my bike this week. Ended up going upto Diggle which was nice as I haven't been up there before on the canal. Quick coffee and cake and back to Stalybridge where I had dropped the car off for a repair. Hoping to get out more this year work permitting of course.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

It's here

It's taken a while to sort out but Stagecoach Manchester are now on twitter.

Friday, 7 March 2014

Oldham tram

It's hardly recognisable now. This is the new interchange at mumps. I think it looks pretty good and well worth the wait. The second picture is a casualty of the tram. This building on Union street is ready for collapsing more than likely due to the tram lines recently built so close to the building.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


This is the row of buses that was at the reebok on Saturday thought is share it. I did a trip from Bury which is run out of Middleton depot.

New arrival

This just turned up on the 350 service out of Ashton. This is one of the buses that will be going to Finglands in the near future
I hear.

Monday, 24 February 2014


Though I'd share this. Came in to Ashton This morning with some Dukinfield drivers on it. Not sure where it's going to end up though.

Friday, 21 February 2014


Just at southern cemetery and saw this on the 99 service. I would have thought First bus would have their names on these buses by now. We did!

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Doing a bit

It's been a while since I did some driving so decided I would do a bit on my day off. Today is the 171 then the 112. Easy enough routes out of Middleton depot. It's a first for me as I hadn't been to Middleton depot until this morning so very much a novelty day.

Thursday, 13 February 2014


This yellow ways school bus just caught my eye. Not had chance to look up its origin yet. Nice paint job though.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Very nice

Do like this demonstrator we have at the moment. I think it just looks cool in the silver with the logo on the side. Seen on the 168/169. Not much happened today until about 4pm when it felt like Armageddon had begun luckily I got away by 5 so missed any real problems.

Monday, 10 February 2014

More hybrids

Had this come through Ashton in Friday. These will obviously be going onto the 50 service. Since it's expansion to Salford it has been busier than ever. Now with free wifi and green modern buses I'm sure it will only get busier and more popular.

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

New colours

Saw this earlier today. New colours for the training buses. Personally I'd like them in normal colours and back in service but that won't happen sadly. I was going to head into oldham to have a look at the trams on Union street but got carried away doing other things.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Bit grim

Just arrived into Piccadilly to start my early shift. It's very grim wet and miserable. I haven't had chance to post much in the past 9 months with doing different jobs and being rather busy. But back to normality now so I thought is give it another go.
Not too any service changes today so it shouldn't cause me any problems. Only problem at the moment is the drunks who just don't know when to go home.