Changes to local bus services from next week


Residents are reminded that changes to bus services will take place from next week as a result of Council's bus service review.

In November 2017 Cheshire East Council's cabinet approved cuts to the borough's subsidised buses to achieve savings of just over £1m. Operators are also making changes to their commercial (not subsidised) bus routes.

All changes take effect from Sunday 1st April, although due to the Easter holiday period, the services will operate from Tuesday 3rd April.

The following local services will be affected:

88 D&G Bus Knutsford - Wilmslow - Altrincham

This service will be cancelled from 01/04/18 when the current 88 service will be replaced by the 88 and 89 services which will operate the same route between Altrincham and Knutsford with a revised timetable. From Knutsford the 88 service will then extend to Macclesfield to cover the current 27 service and the 89 service will extend to Northwich to cover the present 289 service between Northwich and Knutsford.

130 Arriva Bus Service - Macclesfield - Macclesfield Hospital - Wilmslow - Manchester

The Sunday service withdrawn from April 1st.

130 D&G Bus Macclesfield - Macclesfield Hospital - Wilmslow - Manchester Airport

There will be a new commercial service from April 1st which operates from Macclesfield - Wilmslow - Manchester Airport. The Wilmslow to Manchester Airport section of the route will follow the route of the current 200 service except that it will not serve Quarry Bank Mill grounds.

130 D&G Bus Macclesfield - Macclesfield Hospital - Wilmslow - Handforth Dean

This service will be cancelled from April 1st. See new D&G 130 service above or Arriva's 130 service for partial replacement.

200 Springfield Bus and Coach - Manchester Airport Viewing Park - Manchester Airport - Styal - Quarry Bank Mill - Wilmslow

The 200 service will be cancelled from March 31st. The new commercial D&G 130 service will now go from Manchester Airport to Wilmslow via the same route as the 200 except that it will not serve Quarry Bank Mill grounds.

The full list of all changes and new timetables can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website

Changes to the Little Bus flexible transport (dial-a-ride) service have been delayed until later this year.

Bus Services


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Chris Wigley
Wednesday 28th March 2018 at 11:58 am
So there will be a new service Macclesfield-Wilmslow-Manchester airport which will partly replace the 200. Again Handforth is being neglected with no public transport connection to the airport. Yet Styal with it's small population will have a bus route.
This route really needed to be reconsidered. The service should have come through Handforth and used the new A555 when it is opened and gone to the airport and then on to the shopping centre at Wythenshawe.
Robert Bracegirdle
Wednesday 28th March 2018 at 6:21 pm
So much for any thought of encouraging public transport. More cars anyone?
Pete Taylor
Thursday 29th March 2018 at 12:35 pm
So; are there three different services all numbered 130?
Why not, for example, 128, 129, 130?