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Re: 236 bus in Weatherfeld
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2011, 12:29 AM »
Hi Herby, nope it's about as far from Scandinavia as you can get  ;)

Just been told that Stagecoach lost the contract in Wellington a couple of years ago, even the trolleybuses have been upgraded with flash new ones and it's now run by a mob called GO Bus, which is probably a subsidiary of First, Metro, Stagecoach or whoever, there's big money in subsidies  ;)
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Re: 236 bus in Weatherfeld
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2011, 09:52 AM »
They look like Stagecoach colours to me  ;D
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Re: 236 bus in Weatherfeld
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2011, 05:00 AM »
Is the 236 bus the old 6 that used to stop at terminus in front of the 9 that went to Rochdale
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Re: 236 bus in Weatherfeld
« Reply #19 on: March 04, 2011, 07:29 PM »
Which Terminus

I always remember this went from Lower Moseley Street to Glossop.
In Ashton went down Katherine St where I got off at Bentinck St
So, I'm not sure where it went after that!


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Re: 236 bus in Weatherfeld
« Reply #20 on: March 04, 2011, 07:36 PM »
The nine is now the 409 that goes to Rochdale Kevin. The 236/7 runs from piccadilly gardens up Lever St, onto Gt Ancoats St, and then onto ashton new road , all the way to Ashton.
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Re: 236 bus in Weatherfeld
« Reply #21 on: March 04, 2011, 11:42 PM »
Is the 236 bus the old 6 that used to stop at terminus in front of the 9 that went to Rochdale
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Yes, the 236 bus is the old 6.
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Re: 236 bus in Weatherfeld
« Reply #22 on: April 15, 2011, 06:32 PM »
hi stagecoach must have spent a few bob on the new scanners , as first bus done the same ? with your over 60s pass you now have to scan it over the machine and if it flashes green you can get on the bus or keep trying till it does flash green i wonder what the idea of that is all about ? :D

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Re: 236 bus in Weatherfeld
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2011, 07:47 PM »
Hi, the ticket machines all needed a little upgrade to work with the smart cards , thats all. Its not the bus companies who gave brought this in , its TFGM that insists on it , it gives them more accurate data of the service users. (Well it will, when all the faulty cards have been replaced  ;D)
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Re: 236 bus in Weatherfeld
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2011, 10:54 AM »
hi not only does it scan your over 60s pass it stops you getting on the bus untill it turn 9-30 am when you get on the bus near the 9-30 mark, it wont go on green untill the exact time ;)

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Re: 236 bus in Weatherfeld
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2011, 02:43 PM »
The former No. 6 bus between Manchester and Glossop was known as 'the express' as it didn't stop as many times as the trolleybuses. The stop in Ashton was by the side of the Town Hall (for Glossop direction) but I think you had to wait by Yates Wine Lodge for bus in the Manchester direction. However I now have a vague recollection of catching the No 6 from the stop in front of the no.9.
The No 9 stop was on the other side of the bus station (small and perfectly formed in the 1950s and 60s) opp the former Fire Station on Wellington Rd.
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