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Public Transport details for Greater Manchester council

This website has information about bus/coach/rail services in the Greater Manchester council area, as well as most of the rest of Great Britain and Ireland. There are also links to other on-line transport information.  
The council's own website (which is poor for transport information) is available here (Telephone 0161 228 7811).
Bus and Coach Transport information
This website contains details of 1097 bus and 29 coach services that run within Greater Manchester council's area. Details also available of 97 bus/coach operators that are located here and 75 companies that operate the local public transport services.
    To book coach tickets in this area, click here.

Rail transport information
This website contains details of 79 train services that run within Greater Manchester council's area.
    To book train tickets in this area, click here.

Other Public Transport information
There appear to be 21404 bus stops or bus/coach/rail stations in this area. A file that can be used in Google Earth for these points is available here. Public transport information provision is fair in this area. Last reviewed 2009. (Explanation)

Hospitals served by public transport in this area:
  Wythenshawe, Hospital
  Bolton, Royal Bolton Hospital
  Bolton, Hulton Hospital
  Urmston, Trafford General Hospital
  Ashton Under Lyne, Tameside General Hospital
  Higher Crumpsall, North Manchester General Hospital
  Oldham, Royal Oldham Hospital
  Stepping Hill, Hospital
  Salford, Royal Hospital
  Birch Hill, Hospital
  Whelley, Hospital
  Rochdale, Stoneyfield Highfield Hospital
  Chorlton upon Medlock, Dental Hospital
  Cheadle, Cheadle Royal Hospital
  Cheadle, Alexandra Hospital
  Shaw Heath, St Thomas Hospital
  Stockport, Cherry Tree Hospital
  Prestwich, Hospital
  Hyde, Hospital
  Bury, Fairfield General Hospital

Supermarkets served by public transport in this area:
  Middlebrook, Horwich Tesco
  Prestwich, Tesco
  Hulme, Asda
  Walkden, Tesco
  Sudden, Tesco
  Stepping Hill, Sainsburys
  Pilsworth, ASDA
  East Didsbury, Parrs Wood Tesco
  Longsight, Asda
  Laithwaite, Asda
  Harpurhey, Asda
  Greenacres, Tesco
  Gorton, Tesco
  Golborne, Edge Green Lane Asda
  Droylsden, Coop
  Baguley, Tesco
  Wigan, Robin Park Asda
  Stockport, Sainsburys
  Sale, Sainsburys
  Middlebrook, Asda
  Atherton, Coop
  Astley Bridge, Blackburn Road ASDA
  Ashton Under Lyne, Sainsburys
  Altrincham, Sainsburys
  Wythenshawe, Coop

Other information
The site also has a general map of the Manchester region here and a list of 1216 local cities, towns and villages. A Google Earth file for these is available here, see the Google Earth details below to find out how to use this file. Details of accomodation in this area is available here.

Long distance walks in this area:
  Ashton Canal
  Bridgewater Canal
  Goyt Way
  Leeds and Liverpool canal
  Midshires Way
  Peak Forest Canal
  Trans Pennine Trail

Approx Schoolday
only journeys/day
Approx Saturday journeys12597 (90%) 
Approx Sunday journeys5675 (40%) 
Services without
Google Earth map for Greater Manchester council area

If you have the Google Earth client (downloadable for free here) then a Google Earth KML file version of the maps on the right can be found here for bus services, and here for coach/train services. Each service can be clicked on to show start/finish points.
Map of local bus services
Map of local bus services in Greater Manchester.
Map of long distance coach and train services
Map of coach/train services from Greater Manchester.

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