Route changes for 408 bus service in place from January

PASSENGERS using the 408 bus service will discover minor changes to their route from Sunday, January 28, 2018.

The 408, which connects Shaw with Stalybridge in Tameside, is subsidised by Transport for Greater Manchester.

The current contract expires later this month and has been reviewed to ensure the continued best use of funds and that the service continues.

So, to maintain an hourly service, the route of the Monday to Saturday, day-time service will revert to that prior to September 2016, operating as a clockwise loop via Wren’s Nest, Buckstones and Shaw Metrolink Stop.

The front of the bus will show Shaw, Wren’s Nest as the destination.

However, the majority of passengers wishing to travel to Buckstones or Shaw Metrolink Stop will be able to remain on the bus at Wren’s Nest and continue on the return journey via Buckstones to reach their destination.

They are advised there will be a two-minute stop at Wren’s Nest.

Passengers wishing to travel from Shaw Metrolink Stop or Buckstones towards Wren’s Nest will be able to use service 435 which continues to serve this section of route in both directions.

The evening and Sunday journeys which continue from Oldham to Stalybridge will continue to follow the existing route.