First Manchester to Close Bury Depot

Earlier this month First Manchester buses announced plans to close their depot in Bury. Buses based there would be run from neighbouring depots (e.g. Manchester or Bolton). First Manchester say that closing the Rochdale Road depot in Bury is the “best solution to enable us to further invest in front line services”. They say they are “not proposing significant changes to the number of vehicles or drivers operating those services”.

The proposals are now being consulted on, and are due to be introduced in April 2017. We have written to First Manchester asking them for more information on how that change will impact on the buses in our area, and also how the plans will affect the many people who work from the depot.