Archive for June, 2012


Bus replacements next week

June 16, 2012

The last train out from Victoria (the 23.20) is replaced by a bus each evening next week from Monday (18th June) until Thursday (21st June).

The usual warnings about the bus being slower, lacking toilets, and not being able to carry bicycles, non-folding prams, wheelchairs  etc apply.

Only the last Wigan-bound train of each evening is affected by bus replacement – all other services are due to run normally.


Artwork for Hindley station

June 16, 2012

The amazing work done by our colleagues at Friends of Hindley Station continues on 4th July at 11am when artwork developed by local schoolchildren is unveiled.

We salute FOHS for the beautiful gardens they’ve created at the station, and wish them well for their entry in this year’s Britain in Bloom contest.


Making bus services work for our cities – A TfGM public meeting

June 16, 2012

It’s buses rather than trains on the agenda, but you may be interested to know that Transport for Greater Manchester are holding a Fringe Meeting at this year’s Labour Party Conference on the subject of “Making bus services work for our cities – what government needs to do”.

The meeting is outside the “Secure Area”, so anyone can attend, and refreshments will be provided.

Date: Monday, 1st October

Time: 1.00 – 2.00 p.m.

Venue: Reception Room, Manchester Town Hall

Speakers: Jim Hancock – (Chair of meeting)

Maria Eagle MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

Jonathan Reynolds MP

Neil McInroy, CLES,  Leader of Transport for Greater Manchester Labour Group


Anti-pigeons nets re-fitted

June 16, 2012

Great to see the anti-pigeon nets have been re-fitted on the bridges outside the station entrance. We never got to the bottom of who took them down or why, but the main thing is pedestrians can get into the station without fear of being bombed by bird droppings !