September 2022 Bus Time and Fare Changes: The start of September will see some changes to bus fares and bus times on several services.
First, the easy part (in our patch, at least) is the 237, which changes from its current summer timetable back to the regular timetable.
The change takes place on Sunday 4th, September, and you can view the new timetable here: https://anthonymckeown.info/local-bus-services/
The most significant change is that the daytime service will revert to every 20 minutes, along with changes back to the previous times in the early morning and afternoon / early evening journeys.
The evening journeys after 7 pm also go back to running 6 minutes earlier from Glossop.
The next set of changes will be towards the end of October, and whilst the new arrangements are awaiting confirmation, it sounds optimistic.
There are also similar changes to a host of Stagecoach services across Greater Manchester.
A more significant change is the introduction of capped fares within Greater Manchester.
From Sunday 4th September, adults travelling within Greater Manchester will pay no more than £2 for a single bus journey, with an AnyBus 1-day ticket costing £5.
What does it mean for us in Derbyshire?
The £2 maximum fare only applies to journeys that start and finish in Greater Manchester.
But, the £5 AnyBus day ticket is valid within the System One boundary, which, as well as covering all of Greater Manchester, includes us in Glossopdale, Hayfield and New Mills.
How do I get a day ticket?
It’s not available on an app at current. You can only buy it from your bus driver. Just ask for an any bus day ticket.
Child / Student Travel
The capped fares for children only applies to Greater Manchester. The TFGM website advises that if you are between 11 and 16, you will need to use an IGO card as proof of age.
However, the IGO card is only available with a Greater Manchester address.
The Derbyshire equivalent is the B-line which is available for 11 to 19 year old and covers bus and rail journeys starting or ending in Derbyshire; you can get more details and apply at: http://antmck.uk/zg
If you are starting college in September, it is worth contacting your college for information on what support is available. Unfortunately, the Our pass in Greater Manchester is not available in Derbyshire.
Most of the attended colleges in Greater Manchester have a support system for Derbyshire students.
If you travel by train, you’re also worth looking at the 16-17 saver railcard, which can give you reduced fares. You can see more details at: https://www.16-17saver.co.uk
Stagecoach Fare Increase
On Sunday, 4th September, Stagecoach is increasing their fares which are not affected by the Greater Manchester cap.
The existing adult single at £1.50 will increase to £1.60, and for fares for journeys that include travel within Derbyshire, single adult fares below £2.10 will increase by 10p, and single adult fares £2.50 and above will increase by 20p.
Stagecoach Dayriders, along with their Megariders, will also increase.
The Dayrider from £5.30 to £5.60, a 7-day Megarider from £17.50 to £18.50 and a 28-day Megarider from £66 to £70.
You can view more information at: http://antmck.uk/zh
Please get in touch if you have any comments or questions.