Free bus service to Handforth retail park launched


D&G Bus has announced a free bus service, with support from Tesco and Marks and Spencer, to Handforth Dean Retail Park.

The new service launches on Monday, 29th October, and will operate Monday to Friday.

The buses will run a circular route with three return trips a day from Wilmslow to Handforth Dean via Lacey Green, Styal, Colshaw Farm and Handforth.

The first bus of the day will depart from Bank Square at 10.10am calling at Lacey Green Shops, Styal railway station, Benson Walk on Colshaw Farm, The Paddock Handforth and Spath Lane before arriving at the bus shelter at Handforth Dean at 10.48am.

Further buses will depart from Bank Square at 11.10am and 12.10pm.

The first return bus will depart from Handforth Dean at 12 noon arriving at Bank Square at 12.10 before proceeding to Lacey Green Shops, Styal railway station, Benson Walk on Colshaw Farm, The Paddock Handforth and on to Spath Lane for 12.40.

The other two buses will depart from Handforth Dean at 1pm and 2pm.

Full details can be viewed now the D&G website and for any enquiries passengers should email [email protected] or call their Crewe depot on 01270 252970.

Bus Services, D&G Bus


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Pete Taylor
Saturday 27th October 2018 at 1:04 pm
Excellent news- well done.
Diane Walker
Saturday 27th October 2018 at 2:16 pm
Great news! Especially for people who don't drive, and the elderly.
Terry Roeves
Monday 29th October 2018 at 9:21 am
A valuable service for many in our community. Thankyou M&S and Tesco, where our hearing dog puppy Connie gets some of her training. She is a great fan, especially of the floor in the cafe!
Denise Hogan
Thursday 1st November 2018 at 4:20 pm
An excellent and reliable service, thank you to Marks & Spencer and Tesco and of course, D&G buses. I used it this morning, the bus arrived bang on time and was welcomed by a smiling bus driver, arrived bang on time at Handforth Dean and had a very enjoyable hour and a half browsing around the shops.

What spoilt the return journey though was a group of elderly ladies moaning from the second they stepped onto the bus, "they don't go here, why do they go through Styal etc, etc" It infuriates me to hear such total ingratitude, its free for goodness sake. I told them they should be grateful, so please if you have any comments to make, keep them positive as if we don't use it (the service) we wil loose it. That would be such a shame when D&G have been so good to do this for our community. To hear gratitude makes the world a better place. Thank you
Jonathan Follows
Saturday 3rd November 2018 at 5:59 pm
Effective 12 November 2018, after just two weeks of operation, the dates on which these services will operate changes to Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday. See Saturday service gained at the expense of Tuesday and Friday.