Buses to run more frequently


Buses operating between Macclesfield, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Handforth will run more frequently from next week.

D&G bus have announced that from Monday, 20th July, the 130 service will change from operating every two hours every 90 minutes.

A spokesperson for D&G bus said "Following passenger feedback some journeys will extend to Wythenshawe Interchange. Tram connections can be made at either Wythenshawe or Peel Hall tram stops. Passengers travelling between Handforth and Wythenshawe travel for free until the end of August."

130 Bus Service, D&G Bus


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

Barbara Burgess
Wednesday 15th July 2020 at 2:13 pm
This is indeed an improvement. What is needed now is the general public to use this service so that we do not lose it again
Terence Burgess
Wednesday 15th July 2020 at 4:30 pm
I'm delighted to hear of this news.
I've been campaigning on Facebook and the Nextdoor app as well as keeping in regular contact with Esther McVey MP for this service to be extended to allow people to connect with other services.
I do hope that people will make use of this service as it's an important lifeline particularly the elderly & vulnerable.
So let's get behind this and support it.
Russell Young
Wednesday 15th July 2020 at 5:10 pm
What is also needed is the government hate campaign branding public transport dangerous and claiming it shouldn't be used.

It is safe and it is clean.
Bob Bracegirdle
Wednesday 15th July 2020 at 5:10 pm
Wow. And it used to be every ten minutes!!
Gemma Evans
Thursday 16th July 2020 at 9:14 am
D&G Bus' have notices in the window currently saying they are only allowed to carry 6-8 passengers due to social distancing requirements. Although, I've been informed if multiple people from the same household are on the bus then that number can be increased. Therefore, if you're using the bus for shopping try to chose the quiet services e.g. don't all try to travel on the first bus after 09:30 and try to avoid using the last bus of the day so there's enough space for those who have to get to work and to/from medical appointments.

I'm not sure Wilmslow-Macclesfield has ever run every 10 minutes, maybe you're referring to Wilmslow-Colshaw Farm?
Jonathan Follows
Wednesday 16th September 2020 at 9:40 am
Cheshire East Council now says: (https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/public_transport/bus/bus_service_changes.aspx)

130 bus service: D&G Bus will be withdrawing their 130 service on Saturday 3 October. A replacement service to start on Monday 5 October has been tendered but due to contractual requirements, we are unable to confirm the details of this service until 25 September - a further update will follow after this date.