North West Bus Operations
Manchester buses takeover
Buses in Manchester are set to be taken over by the local council is seems. Not sure which companies are affected but Stagecoach is one of them and has launched judicial review so they are obviously affected. Go North West (formally first bus) is another big operator in Manchester so guessing they are affected too. Private companies will still run the day to day aspect of running the routes however the local council will decide which route run and how frequently and what fares to charge.

This is has already partially happened in the North with GNE operating on instructions from council as to what to run and when since the covid outbreak. GNE have been unable to make any profit for month after being part funded to keep services running. GNE are desperate to hit the ground running when things start to open up in order to get back on its feet with various ideas to get going X11 for example. Is it too little to late though, has the dice been cast? Will the North east buses be set for a local council takeover. A lot of people in the industry think its completely inevitable that this will happen at some point.


All info taken from BBC, Evening Standard papers so before shouting "thats not correct, your wrong" (often in more angle Saxon terminology) please refer to newspapers.

RE: North West Bus Operations
(25 Mar 2021, 9:25 pm)Adrian Wrote: They cannot go 'fully publicly owned' - the setting up of municipal bus companies are still outlawed by the Buses Act 2017 sadly.
Whilst they can't set up a new municipal company, there is nothing stopping a council buying an existing bus or coach company.

RE: Manchester buses takeover
(26 Mar 2021, 1:15 pm)CookieMonster Wrote: Buses in Manchester are set to be taken over by the local council is seems. Not sure which companies are affected but Stagecoach is one of them and has launched judicial review so they are obviously affected. Go North West (formally first bus) is another big operator in Manchester so guessing they are affected too. Private companies will still run the day to day aspect of running the routes however the local council will decide which route run and how frequently and what fares to charge.

This is has already partially happened in the North with GNE operating on instructions from council as to what to run and when since the covid outbreak. GNE have been unable to make any profit for month after being part funded to keep services running. GNE are desperate to hit the ground running when things start to open up in order to get back on its feet with various ideas to get going X11 for example. Is it too little to late though, has the dice been cast? Will the North east buses be set for a local council takeover. A lot of people in the industry think its completely inevitable that this will happen at some point.


All info taken from BBC, Evening Standard papers so before shouting "thats not correct, your wrong" (often in more angle Saxon terminology) please refer to newspapers.
How can you expect the Evening Standard to get anything to do with transport correct (they don't), when the former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is editor-in-chief?

RE: North West Bus Operations
(16 Feb 2021, 8:45 pm)Michael Wrote: Keeping you moving through industrial action from Sunday 28 February

https://www.gonorthwest.co.uk/news-servi...on-update/

Has their been any update on how long the industrial action is expected to continue on for given it has now been a month.

RE: North West Bus Operations
(28 Mar 2021, 4:50 pm)Malarkey Wrote: Has their been any update on how long the industrial action is expected to continue on for given it has now been a month.

It's an indefinite strike, so it'll continue until the union sees a decent amount of progress being made.

GNW are too busy spreading twisted stats and figures via social media to get the public's support whilst attacking their own workforce under the guise of "the union".

They've only managed to get the support of a few spotters outside of the NW region, so a rather futile exercise for such little benefit.

RE: North West Bus Operations
It appears there's tensions elsewhere and not just with GNW. 

https://socialistworker.co.uk/art/51580/...+in+London
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

RE: North West Bus Operations
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manc...819987.amp

Getting very naughty at GNW

RE: North West Bus Operations
(21 Apr 2021, 6:18 pm)Rob44 Wrote: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manc...819987.amp

Getting very naughty at GNW

Although a bit of a one-sided article. Plenty of allegations towards Unite, but zero evidence of who's allegedly behind any of this.

Also find it a bit rich of GNW to accuse a Union official of filming (in a public place), whilst at the same time they're running a fleet of buses that are constantly filming inside and outside the buses. Double standards?
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RE: North West Bus Operations
Burnham has made the trip from Middleton - Media City.
Best part of 8miles and almost 2 hours. 

https://twitter.com/AndyBurnhamGM/status...31680?s=19
'Illegitimis non carborundum'

RE: North West Bus Operations
(10 May 2021, 9:54 pm)Andreos1 Wrote: Burnham has made the trip from Middleton - Media City.
Best part of 8miles and almost 2 hours. 

https://twitter.com/AndyBurnhamGM/status...31680?s=19

He’s supping a Cafe Nero in Piccadilly and a Costa by the time the press conference starts at Media City, must be made of money!  Big Grin

RE: North West Bus Operations
Go North West drivers have reached an agreement with strike action officially coming to an end this morning.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manc...146028.amp

RE: North West Bus Operations
28747 is the first of the 'Stagecoach Gold - X4/X5' Scanias at Workington to be repainted into Lakes livery for the same routes

[Image: 51284614286_9f82e4867c_b.jpg]28747 (YN65XFY) Cumwhinton (3) by Carlisle Bus Group, on Flickr

RE: North West Bus Operations
(02 Jul 2021, 10:19 am)Kuyoyo Wrote: 28747 is the first of the 'Stagecoach Gold - X4/X5' Scanias at Workington to be repainted into Lakes livery for the same routes

[Image: 51284614286_9f82e4867c_b.jpg]28747 (YN65XFY) Cumwhinton (3) by Carlisle Bus Group, on Flickr

Looks smart, is the Gold X4/X5 getting the same treatment?
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North West Bus Operations
[Image: 51333400540_c98843ac42_4k.jpg]Stagecoach 11158 / YX68 UXJ by kieron mathews, on Flickr

Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancs 11158 is now in the new Stagecoach livery.


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