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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Update: Important information - GHA Bus Services in Cheshire East

Information bullet-in

Update: Important information - GHA Bus Services in Cheshire East
15/07/16 12:30

We are currently working with operators to provide cover for bus services across Cheshire East to replace services formerly operated by GHA Coaches.

Further to yesterday’s update, we are pleased to announce that the following services will be running from the dates below.  Timetables will remain the same unless specified. It is possible, however, that some journeys may be missed. We will continue to work on the other routes to ensure as much of the bus network as possible is running.

Announced today

Operated by Howards
200, Manchester Airport, Styal, Wilmslow – from Sat 16 July

Operated by Arriva
87, Congleton to Macclesfield – from Mon 18 July

88, Altrincham, Wilmslow, Knutsford – from Mon 18 July, hourly from 6.40am from Altrincham and Knutsford

9, Macclesfield - Moss Road Estate (Circular) - from Mon 18 July

10A, Macclesfield to Bollington – from Mon 18 July

38, Macclesfield, Congleton, Sandbach, Crewe – from Mon 18 July

Operated by Stagecoach
130, Macclesfield to Manchester – from Sunday 17 July

Operated by High Peak

27, Macclesfield - Macclesfield Hospital - Chelford - Knutsford – from Mon 18 July
(Commercial service)

D&G service information

Please be aware that the following D&G services may not run today:

73        13.05     Nantwich-Whitchurch

72        13.55     Whitchurch-Nantwich

Announced yesterday and running from today

Operated by D&G
42 Gold, Congleton to Crewe

90 91 92, Beartown, Congleton

51, 52, 52A, 53, Nantwich local services

72, 73, Nantwich, Audlem, Whitchurch

39, Crewe to Nantwich, via Shavington and Wybunbury

77, Congleton, Mow Cop, Kidsgrove

Operated by Howards
289, Northwich to Altrincham

Operated by High Peak
P1, Middlewood to Hazel Grove

19, Macclesfield to Prestbury

School Transport

Parents and schools have been informed that School Transport arrangements are now in place as follows:

To  Springfield School

TSS has secured five temporary buses and has appointed on a casual basis all of the drivers and escorts who worked on the contracts for GHA. They start work today. Where outstanding issues remain, transport will be doubled up, as yesterday, to ensure that all pupils get to school.

To Tarporley High School

Cheshire East pupils were transported yesterday by Malbank Coaches who will provide the service for the remainder of the term.

To Holmes Chapel

Ladyline Travel started yesterday to provide this service for the remainder of the term.

Pupils travelling on local buses

The majority of pupils will be able to travel as normal on local services as we have secured contracts with operators, the majority of which have commenced today.

The 200 service, which transports pupils to Wilmslow, will be operated from Monday by D&G.

TSS will ensure that services are in place for the start of the Autumn term.

We are in discussions regarding the Flexirider service and 78 service (Saturdays).

Cheshire East Council wishes to assure residents and schools that we are doing all we can to mitigate the impact of the sudden loss of services by providing alternative transport where possible. Unfortunately we may not be able to cover all services affected.

We would ask our residents to bear with us during this difficult period.

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