Revised timetable for free bus service to Handforth retail park


Changes have been announced less than a week after the launch of a free new bus service to Handforth Dean Retail Park.

D&G Bus, with support from Tesco and Marks and Spencer, launched the new service on Monday, 29th October. It currently operates three return trips a day from Monday to Friday, running a circular route from Wilmslow to Handforth Dean via Lacey Green, Styal, Colshaw Farm and Handforth.

However, effective from Monday 12th November the buses will run Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, excluding Bank Holidays.

Chris Almond, Business Network Manager at D&G Bus, explained "The change was requested by Tesco following representations from passengers from the Offerton service who wanted the bus on Tuesdays and Fridays rather than on Saturdays."

The times will remain the same, with the first bus of the day departing 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.

Bus Services, D&G Bus


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Terry Roeves
Monday 5th November 2018 at 12:15 pm
The 10:10am service didn’t appear from 9:55am onward. Another lady who was waiting had been told that it arrived approx 9:45 and left with no passengers.
Drove instead which defeats the object.