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What was your bus?

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21What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Fri Aug 05 2016, 23:46

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bwfc71 wrote:Talking of buses- Rotala, the company that owns Preston Bus and South Lancs Travel (now called Diamond Buses North West) and just bought Wigan Coachways.

It seems to be expanding in this area and hopefully create much needed competition against Worst Bus

I've bitten my tongue all week since this thread was created but I've had a drink now so it's coming out.

A thread about which bus you used to catch?

Seriously....?

Is this where we are now?

It makes the Walking Dead thread on "that other site" seem like compelling reading by comparison.

Mike Smith's laughing at us.

22What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Fri Aug 05 2016, 23:53

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You leave the walking dead alone.  Its back in october Very Happy

23What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 00:08

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Amos, are you sure the 501 went to Halliwell? 

I'm pretty sure that went up BBurn road to either Astley B or up Belmont road to Oldhams Estate?

24What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 00:10

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How the fuck have they got so many seasons out of a basic premise which is "Erm....some zombies chase a few non-zombies around a bit"....?

I've played Kino Der Toten loads and it gets boring after a bit.

I've even upgraded a fucking pistol to try and spice it up a bit but it still eventually gets old.

Don't get it.....

25What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 00:17

Banks of the Croal

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Frank Worthington
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karlypants wrote:Amos, are you sure the 501 went to Halliwell? 

I'm pretty sure that went up BBurn road to either Astley B or up Belmont road to Oldhams Estate?

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26What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 00:20

karlypants

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Banks of the Croal wrote:
karlypants wrote:Amos, are you sure the 501 went to Halliwell? 

I'm pretty sure that went up BBurn road to either Astley B or up Belmont road to Oldhams Estate?

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27What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 00:30

Sluffy

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karlypants wrote:Amos, are you sure the 501 went to Halliwell? 

I'm pretty sure that went up BBurn road to either Astley B or up Belmont road to Oldhams Estate?

I'm not Amos but the Number 1 (as it used to be before it turned in to the 501) used to go from town (originally the Town Hall steps) along Deansgate and turning right at the Fire Station, over the bridge passed the blind school, turning into Vernon Street, passed the Guide Dogs home, turning left on to Merehall Street and on through to Tennyson Street passed the Sorting Office and on to Esrick Street, then Elgin Street which turns into Church Road and heading off in the direction of Moss Bank Park.

When Brownlow Way was built it travelled up that side of the park rather than the other as it used to do when I lived around that area.

A number of years since I was on a bus in Bolton but I would think the 501 route probably hasn't changed that drastically since my time has it?

Happy days.

28What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 00:46

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Fuck me..... :facepalm:

Obviously I'm in the minority here so I'll shut up.

Enjoy your bus-trips and remember, save your tickets, kids......They'll provide you with hours of riveting discourse in the home, as you all sit round in the Day Room, swapping stories about "that one that always just scraped under the bridge" and "the one that went through that massive puddle, drenching schoolchildren!"

Fuck me.....(Again.)

Buses........?

29What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 06:27

scottjames30

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I can't believe how dear buses have gone, I got on a bus yesterday ( first time in ages ), wanted to go a couple of miles, and the driver said it would be cheaper to get a day ticket.

It would of been cheaper to get a taxi Very Happy



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30What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 06:31

scottjames30

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Breadman wrote:Fuck me..... :facepalm:

Obviously I'm in the minority here so I'll shut up.

Enjoy your bus-trips and remember, save your tickets, kids......They'll provide you with hours of riveting discourse in the home, as you all sit round in the Day Room, swapping stories about "that one that always just scraped under the bridge" and "the one that went through that massive puddle, drenching schoolchildren!"

Fuck me.....(Again.)

Buses........?

I see General Breadman's followers are standing with him.

Another thread rip- roaring success..

Well done :good:

31What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 11:47

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Sluffy wrote:
karlypants wrote:Amos, are you sure the 501 went to Halliwell? 

I'm pretty sure that went up BBurn road to either Astley B or up Belmont road to Oldhams Estate?

I'm not Amos but the Number 1 (as it used to be before it turned in to the 501) used to go from town (originally the Town Hall steps) along Deansgate and turning right at the Fire Station, over the bridge passed the blind school, turning into Vernon Street, passed the Guide Dogs home, turning left on to Merehall Street and on through to Tennyson Street passed the Sorting Office and on to Esrick Street, then Elgin Street which turns into Church Road and heading off in the direction of Moss Bank Park.

When Brownlow Way was built it travelled up that side of the park rather than the other as it used to do when I lived around that area.

A number of years since I was on a bus in Bolton but I would think the 501 route probably hasn't changed that drastically since my time has it?

Happy days.
You are probably right Sluffy. It just seems that the 501 is more of a familiar number with me than the 528 which I don't remember at all.

I have never lived in Halliwell and also never knocked around in that area when I was a kid.

Perhaps I am familiar with the number from seeing it on a regular basis when waiting for the bus outside Woolworths on Bridge street.

I do remember the B10 that went to Astley Bridge though.

32What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 11:53

karlypants

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Nat Lofthouse
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Breadman wrote:Fuck me..... :facepalm:

Obviously I'm in the minority here so I'll shut up.

Enjoy your bus-trips and remember, save your tickets, kids......They'll provide you with hours of riveting discourse in the home, as you all sit round in the Day Room, swapping stories about "that one that always just scraped under the bridge" and "the one that went through that massive puddle, drenching schoolchildren!"

Fuck me.....(Again.)

Buses........?
I think it's time we got a thread going on your favourite bus stop in Bolton. Razz

33What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 12:02

karlypants

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I've just the bus timetable now and the 501 is now related to that shit hole farnworth.

34What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 12:03

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501 does go up halliwell too.

35What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 12:18

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karlypants wrote:
Breadman wrote:Fuck me..... :facepalm:

Obviously I'm in the minority here so I'll shut up.

Enjoy your bus-trips and remember, save your tickets, kids......They'll provide you with hours of riveting discourse in the home, as you all sit round in the Day Room, swapping stories about "that one that always just scraped under the bridge" and "the one that went through that massive puddle, drenching schoolchildren!"

Fuck me.....(Again.)

Buses........?
I think it's time we got a thread going on your favourite bus stop in Bolton. Razz
I always preferred Bury bus station to Bolton

36What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 12:20

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karlypants wrote:I've just the bus timetable now and the 501 is now related to that shit hole farnworth.

It's terminus used to be outside Townley's iirc.

It used be a 'through' bus from the Doffcocker area passing through Halliwell and the town and heading up to the hospital and back.

I guess with Townley's being the main maternity facility for Bolton for donkeys years and people back then not having cars, that most Bolton folk of a certain age have at one time or another been on the number 1 bus.

As both a Townleys baby and being raised in Halliwell I know I had, plenty of times!

37What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 14:44

bwfc71

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karlypants wrote:Amos, are you sure the 501 went to Halliwell? 

I'm pretty sure that went up BBurn road to either Astley B or up Belmont road to Oldhams Estate?

Firstbus 501 is Doffcocker to Farnworth and where I live, at top of street is Tennyson street which 501 uses and bottom of street is Halliwell Road which  and is served by Cumfybus/Arriva North West/Diamond North West 525/527 and 526 routes

Transdev Lancashire United 1 goes between Blackburn and Bolton  via Astley Bridge

UK Coachways 535 goes to Belmont via Astley Bridge

Arriva North West 534 goes to Oldhams Estate  via  Astley Bridge

38What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 15:25

bwfc71

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From about 1988 the bus routes in Bolton were (2 years after deregulation)

8 - Shearings - Bolton To Manchester - every 30 minutes
9 - GM Buses - Blackrod To Manchester - every 30 minutes
12 - GM Buses - Bolton To Manchester - every 30 minutes
22 - GM Buses - Bolton To Stockport - every 30 minutes
25 - Ribble - Bolton To Manchester - every 30 minutes
27 - Ribble - Bolton To Manchester - every 30 minutes
28 - GM Buses - Bolton To Manchester - every 10 minutes
30 - GM Buses - Farnworth To Manchester - every 60 minutes
31 - GM Buses - Farnworth To Manchester - every 60 minutes
36 - GM Buses - Bolton To Manchester - every 30 minutes
37 - GM Buses - Daisy Hill To Manchester - every 60 minutes
38 - GM Buses - Hindley To Manchester - every 60 minutes
68 - GM Buses - Farnworth To Manchester - every 15 minutes
94 - GM Buses - Bolton To Manchester - every 60 minutes
94 - Evag-Cannon - Bolton To Whitefield - every 2 hours
126 - Ribble - Bolton To Preston - every 20 minutes
126 - GM Buses - Bolton To Horwich - every 20 minutes
127 - Ribble - Bolton To Chorley - every 60 minutes
129 - Ribble - Chorley to Manchester - every 60 minutes
225 - Ribble - Clitheroe to Bolton - every 30 minutes
273 - Ribble - Burnley to Bolton- every 60 minutes
399 - Ribble - Bolton to Rochdale - every 20 minutes
400 - GM Buses - Bolton to Stockport/Airport - every 60 minutes
401 - GM Buses - Bolton to Stockport - every 60 minutes
402 - GM Buses - Bury To Warrington - every 60 minutes
478 - Ribble - Bolton To Bury - every 20 minutes
500 - GM Buses - Bolton to Airport - every 60 minutes
501 - GM Buses - Doffcocker to Ringley - 3 buses an hour  (made 15 minute service with 502)
502 - GM Buses - Barrow Bridge to Ringley - every 60 minutes (made 15 minute service with 501)
505 - GM Buses - Markland Hill to Hollins - peak time journeys only
506 - GM Buses - Harwood Circular - every 15 minutes
507 - GM Buses - Harwood Circular - every 15 minutes
508 - Shearings - Bolton To Bury - every 60 minutes
509 - GM Buses - Bolton To Bury - every 60 minutes (made 20 minute service with 510)
510 - GM Buses - Bolton To Bury - 2 buses an hour (made every 20 minute service with 509)
511 - GM Buses - Bolton To Bury - every 60 minutes
512 - GM Buses - Farnworth To Radcliffe - every 60 minutes
513 - GM Buses - Farnworth To Whitefield - every 60 minutes
514 - GM Buses - Markland Hill To Darcy Lever - every 30 minutes
515 - GM Buses - Bolton To Westhoughton - every 60 minutes
516 - GM Buses - Leigh To Horwich - every 60 minutes
517 - GM Buses - Horwich Local Service - every 60 minutes
519 - GM BUses - Bolton To Johnson Fold - every 10 minutes
520 - GM Buses - Bolton To Bury - every 60 minutes
521 - Ribble - Little Lever To Horwich - every 60 minutes
522 - GM Buses - Bolton To Bury - every 60 minutes
523 - GM Buses - Bolton To Bury - every 20 minutes
524 - GM Buses - Bolton To Bury - every 15 minutes
525 - GM Buses - Astley Bridge Circular - every 30 minutes
526 - GM Buses - Bolton To Smithills - every 30 minutes
527 - GM Buses - Astley Bridge Circular - every 30 minutes
528 - GM Buses - Bolton To Eagley - every 30 minutes
530 - GM Buses - Bolton To Egerton - every 30 minutes
531 - GM Buses - Bolton To Eagley - early morning services only
533 - GM Buses - Bolton To Egerton - every 30 minutes
534 - GM Buses - Bolton To Oldhams Estate - every 30 minutes
535 - Bolton Coachways - Bolton To Blakburn - every 2 hours
539 - Shearings - Bolton To Daisy Hill - every 30 minutes
540 - GM Buses - Bolton To Wigan - every 30 minutes
542 - GM Buses - Bolton To Wigan - every 30 minutes
543 - GM Buses - Bolton To Lostock - early morning services
545 - Shearings - Bolton To Harwood - every 15 minutes
546 - GM Buses - Bolton To Hall I'th Wood - every 30 minutes
548 - GM Buses - Bolton To Trafford Park - early morning journeys
549 - GM Buses - Bolton To Trafford Park - early morning journeys
550 - GM Buses - Farnworth To Walkden - every 60 minutes
551 - GM Buses - Bolton To Leigh - Every 60 minutes
552 - GM Buses - Bolton To Hag Fold - every 60 minutes
553 - GM Buses - Bolton To Leigh - every 60 minutes
554 - GM Buses - Bolton To Eccles - every 60 minutes
555 - Shearings - Mosley Common to Farnworth - every 45 minutes
557 - GM Buses - Harper Green To Kearsley - every 30 minutes
558 - GM Buses - Bolton To Wigan - evening and Sunday services only
559 - GM Buses - Bolton To Wigan - every 30 minutes
560 - Shearings - Bolton To Leverhulme Park - every 45 minutes
561 - GM Buses - Withins Circular - every 15 minutes
562 - GM Buses - Withins Circular - every 15 minutes
563 - GM Buses - Bolton To Edgworth - every 30 minutes
565 - Bolton Coachways - Blackburn To Bury - every 2 hours
570 - Shearings - Bolton To Lever Edge - every 30 minutes
571 - GM Buses - Great Lever Circular - every 15 minutes
572 - GM Buses - Great Lever Circular - every 15 minutes
575 - GM Buses - Bolton To Old Lords Estate - every 30 minutes
576 - GM Buses - Bolton To Lostock - early morning journeys
578 - GM Buses - Hulton Hospital Circular - every 15 minutes
579 - GM Buses - Bolton To Taywood Road - every 60 minutes
580 - GM Buses - Hulton Hospital Circular - every 15 minutes
582 - GM Buses - Bolton To Lowton - every 10 minutes
582 - Ribble - Bolton To Leigh - Every 10 minutes
615 - GM Buses - Bolton To Wigan - every 60 minutes
616 - GM Buses - Bolton To Wigan - every 60 minutes
617 - GM Buses - Bolton To Wigan - every 60 minutes
618 - GM Buses - Wigan To Rivington - early morning journeys only
B1 - Ribble - Hulton Hospital To Halliwell - every 15 minutes
B2 - Ribble - Hulton Hospital To Halliwell - every 15 minutes
B3 - Ribble - Bolton To Andrew Lane - every 30 minutes
B4 - Ribble - Bolton To Oldhams Estate - every 30 minutes
B5 - Ribble - Ladybridge Circular - every 30 minutes
B6 - Ribble - Ladybridge Circular - Every 30 minutes
B24 - Ribble - Bolton To Bury - Every 15 minutes

39What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 16:01

bwfc71

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Ivan Campo
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As of today these are the current bus routes in Bolton

1 - Transdev Lancashire United - Bolton To Blackburn - every 15 minutes
8 - First Manchester - Bolton To Manchester - every 10 minutes
22 - Stagecoach Manchester/First Manchester/MCT - Bolton to Stockport - every 30 minutes
29 -Diamond NW - Farnworth to Manchester - every 60 minutes (TfGM subsidy)
36 - First Manchester - Bolton To Manchester - every 10 minutes
37 - First Manchester - Bolton To Manchester - every 10 minutes
38 - Stagecoach Manchester - Farnworth To Manchester - every 10 minutes
68 - First Manchester - Farnworth to intu Trafford Centre - every 30 minutes
125 - Stagecoach SL&M - Bolton To Preston - every 10 minutes
273 - Rosso - Rawtenstall To Bolton - peak journeys only
300 - Diamond NW - Bolton To intu Trafford Centre - hourly on Saturday only
471 - First Manchester - Bolton To Rochdale - every 10 minutes
480 - Rosso - Bolton To Bury - every 60 minutes (TfGM Subsidy)
500 - Cumfybus - Bolton Metroshuttle - every 15 minutes (TfGM Subsidy)
501 - First Manchester - Doffcocker To Farnworth - every 10 minutes
507 - First Manchester - Bolton To Harwood - every 20 minutes
511 - First Manchester - Bolton To Bury - every 60 minutes (TfGM Subsidy)
512 - Cumfybus - Farnworth To Bury - every 60 minutes (TfGM Subsidy)
513 - Cumfybus - Royal Bolton Hospital to Whitefield - every 60 minutes (TfGM Subsidy)
516 - Arriva NW/Diamond NW - Leigh To Horwich - evenings and Sundays Only (TfGM subsidy)
517 - Diamond NW - Leigh To Blackrod - every 60 minutes
518 - Diamond NW - Leigh To Horwich - every 60 minutes
519 - First Manchester - Johnson Fold To Great Lever - every 20 minutes
520 - First Manchester - Johnson Fold To Great Lever - every 20 minutes
521 - Diamond NW - Little Lever To Blackrod - every 60 minutes (TfGM Subsidy)
524 - First Manchester - Bolton To Bury - every 10 minutes
525 - Cumfybus/Arriva NW/Diamond NW - Astley Bridge Circular - every 60 minutes (TfGM Subsidy)
526 - Cumfybus - Bolton To Barrow Bridge - every 60 minutes (TfGM Subsidy)
527 - First Manchester/Arriva NW/ Diamond NW - Astley Bridge Circular - every 60 minutes (TfGM Subsidy)
533 - First Manchester - Bolton To Egerton - every 60 minutes (TfGM subsidy)
534 - Arriva NW/Diamond NW - Bolton To Oldhams Estate - every 20 minutes
535 - UK Coachways - Bolton To Belmont - every 2 hours (TfGM Subsidy)
536 - Cumfybus - Bolton To Breightmet (Somerton Road) - Evenings and Sundays Only (TfGM subsidy)
537 - UK Coachwways - Bolton To Andrew Lane - every 60 minutes - between 0900 and 1500 (TfGM subsidy)
538 - Arriva NW - Bromley Cross Circular - Evenings and Sundays only (tfgm subsidy)
540 - Stagecoach Manchester - Bolton To Wigan - Every 15 minutes
544 - Diamond NW - Bolton To Darcy Lever Circular - Every 60 minutes (TfGM subsidy)
551 - Cumfybus - Bolton To Leigh - Evenings and Sundays only (TfGM subsidy)
553 - Cumfybus - Bolton To Boothstown - every 60 minutes (TfGM subsidy)
557 - Diamond NW - Farnworth To Prestolee - every 30 minutes (TfGM subsidy)
559 - Cumfybus - Bolton To Hindley - every 60 minutes (TfGM subsidy)
561 - First Manchester - Withins Circular - every 20 minutes
562 - First Manchester - Withins Circular - every 20 minutes
570 - Cumfybus - Bolton To Sutton Road - every 60 minutes (TfGM subsidy)
571 - Cumfybus - Great Lever Circular - Evenings and Sundays (TfGM subsidy)
572 - Cumfybus - Great Lever Circular - Evenings and Sundays (TfGM subsidy)
574 - Diamond NW - Bolton To Middlebook - every 60 minutes
575 - First Manchester - Bolton To Old Lords Estate - every 10 minutes
575 - Arriva NW - Bolton To Wigan - every 15 minutes
576 - Diamond NW - Bolton To Wigan - Evenings and Sunday Only (TfgM subsidy)
582 - First Manchester - Bolton To Leigh - every 7/8 minutes
685 - Diamond NW - Leigh To Farnworth - every 60 minutes (TfGM subsidy)
715 - Diamond NW - Bolton To Westhoughton/Wigan - every 30 minutes

40What was your bus? - Page 2 Empty Re: What was your bus? Sat Aug 06 2016, 16:10

bwfc71

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Ivan Campo
Ivan Campo

In 1988 there were 99 bus routes covering the whole of Bolton
In 2016 there are 53 bus routes and not all of Bolton has a bus route any more>

A reduction of almost 50%

Could you imagine that happening in London?

Of course not!!!!  But this i what happens when the Governmenet cuts subsidies to local transport authorities but keep on ploughing money in to TfL!!

It is like the railways were per head London/South East get almost £2800 whilst in North West, per head, it is only £11.50

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