In terms of the changes to the 236 they are relatively minor and mainly affect the early morning service, however, the changes for the 237 service are much more significant, with a new operator taking over the evening service.
Changes to Stagecoach Manchester operated journeys
Monday to Friday from Glossop to Ashton
The current 6.30 ex Shirebrook Drive to Ashton will now leave at 6.25 and be 5 minutes earlier than at current throughout the majority of the journey until Ashton expecting to arrive in Manchester at 8.06 (1 minute later than at current).
The current 6.58 ex Glossop Market Arcade to Ashton will now leave at 6.53 and be 5 minutes earlier throughout the journey now arriving in Ashton at 7.43.
236 / 7 Changes
Monday to Friday from Ashton to Glossop
The current 5.52 237, and 6.03, 6.27 236 journeys from Armentieres Square in Stalybridge will all run 5 minutes earlier throughout leaving at 5.47 237, and 5.58, 6.22 from Armentieres Square.
The 7.57 237 from Ashton will now leave at 7.50 and run 7 minutes early throughout the journey.
237 Evening Service - MCT Manchester Community Transport
Monday to Saturday - Starting with the 19.43 journey from Glossop and the 19.51 journey from Ashton, all evening journeys will be run by MCT (Manchester Community Transport) at the same times as at current (43 minutes past the hour from Glossop until 23.43 and 51 minutes past the hour from Ashton until 22.51 and then 23.31).
Sunday’s and Bank Holidays - Starting with the 19.33 journey from Glossop and the 19.51 journey from Ashton, all evening journeys will be run by MCT (Manchester Community Transport) at the same times as at current (33 minutes past the hour from Glossop until 23.33 and 51 minutes past the hour from Ashton until 22.51 and then 23.31).
237N Friday / Saturday late night journeys
The current 2.30am 237N journey from Manchester to Glossop, is replaced by a 219 Manchester to Glossop journey leaving at 2.40pm.
The 219 leaves from the stop near Paton Street (near Greggs on the way to Piccadilly Station) which is different to the current stop, additionally the 219 travels via a different route from Manchester to Ashton and Ashton to Stalybridge, but will then continue on into Glossop via the 237 route through Tintwistle and Hadfield.
You can see the full timetable (236 / 7) for the service by clicking here
Fares and Tickets
I’ve asked for some additional information from Manchester Community Transport (MCT) as to what their individual journey fares will be – at current (7/4/18) I’m still awaiting that information and will advise as soon as I know.
In terms of day and weekly tickets please note the following :
Stagecoach Megarider / day tickets will not be valid on MCT (Manchester Community Transport) journeys
Similarly MCT (Manchester Community Transport) weekly or day tickets are not valid on Stagecoach journeys.
MCT (Manchester Community Transport) do offer day and weekly tickets which will be valid for the night time journeys of the 237 and are also valid on their other services – click here for details
The current cost is £4.10 for the day and £13.50 for the week and they can be bought from the driver.
The only range of tickets valid on both Stagecoach and MCT (Manchester Community Transport) journeys is the SystemOne / get me their range, which starts off at £5.60 for an any bus (across the whole of Greater Manchester, Glossopdale and New Mill) day ticket, with various options - combinations of monthly bus, train and tram tickets also available.
For more information please click here – please note for the monthly and beyond any bus tickets you need to have a smart card to get the ticket.
Finally, also with effect from Sunday 8th April, Stagecoach Manchester is changing the fares for the megarider and dayrider if bought using there app to £4.50 for the day ticket and £15 for the weekly, with a £1 charge for smartcards issued by the driver.
If you need any additional details or have any comments on the above, please get in touch