August 2018 Bank Holiday Buses / Glossop Local Link Reminder: Monday (27th August) sees the last of this year’s summer bank holiday’s, which means that local buses are a little different with services on just the Glossop Local Link, 236/7, and 61.
For us locally (on Gamesley) it means there will be just the Glossop Local Link running – click here for more details or see the reminder details below.
Elsewhere across Glossopdale, the 236/7 (Glossop to Ashton) is running to Sunday
Don’t forget if you’re out for the day, a day ticket can offer you a cheaper option, with a whole range available from the bus operators own tickets to the SystemOne / Getmethere tickets which can also cover trains and trams – click here for details.
Glossop Local Link Reminder: Don’t forget that although we have no ordinary buses on Gamesley (Charlesworth or Broadbottom) in the evenings or Sunday’s and the forthcoming bank holiday Monday, we do have the Local Link Service.
Available from 6.00pm Monday to Saturday and from 6.00am Sundays and Bank Holidays, and running until 10.00pm, Local Link covers the route of the former Glossop to Hyde via Gamesley, Charlesworth and Broadbottom 202 service.
The main differences are that you have to register for the service, and also book in advance for each journey. Additionally, there is a charge for concessionary pass holders. However, the service picks you up from as near to your front door as possible rather than from a bus stop.
Also unlike an ordinary bus trip, you pay a fixed fare – no matter how long your journey – so you’ll know exactly how much it will cost before you travel.
To register for the service, you can either ring 0161 200 6012 or fill out a form on the Transport for Greater Manchester website by clicking here.
Once registered you can then book journeys either by phone on 0161 200 6012 or online by clicking here.
The call centre is open 7 days a week from 7am – 8pm Monday to Friday and 8am – 8pm Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.
You can book journeys up to a week in advance, and although you can sometimes ring up and get a same day journey, you are recommended to book 24 hours in advance (and if you use the online bookings system you have to book 24 hours in advance).
Once booked, you then just need to turn up for your journey and pay your fare to the driver, the current fares are :
Adult Single £2.60
60+ Concession Single Before 09:30 £2.60 – 60+ Concession Single After 09:30 £1.25
Child / Disabled £1.25
Concession Plus £0
Adult Weekly £20.80
Concession Weekly £10.40
get me there, and System One Travelcard’s are also valid
If you are affected by these arrangements, need additional information or have problems booking, please get in touch.