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yewtreeman
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Bus services

Postby yewtreeman » Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:44 am

According to a report in the Manc Eve News, MCT are ceasing operations in April. Insufficent revenue from services is the reason given.

lady in purple
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Re: Bus services

Postby lady in purple » Tue Feb 25, 2020 4:11 pm

Yes, that is correct. Although we are on the fringe of MCT's area of operation, it's deeply worrying for the village - given that this is the third company to cease operations in Poynton in the last 13 years minimum. I would like to hope that Cheshire East will find another operator, but am not holding my breath. Very sad day for those who don't have the option of a car, and those who would like to use their cars less :(

ma-ogy
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Re: Bus services

Postby ma-ogy » Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:25 am

Too state the obvious there are more people out there with their own cars than people without so once again profits/money wins,
in the case of the buses then if enough people don't use them and authorities don't subsidize them then they cannot operate.

Sadly we live in a world where profits come before people :(

aardvark
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Re: Bus services

Postby aardvark » Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:02 am

lady in purple wrote:...given that this is the third company to cease operations in Poynton in the last 13 years minimum. I would like to hope that Cheshire East will find another operator, but am not holding my breath.

I can think of four operators in less than 6 years: GHA, High Peak, Selwyns and MCT. The fact that Cheshire East have persisted with the service (albeit with modifications) in spite of such a turnover might indicate a degree of commitment to keeping it going, but you do have to wonder if this will always be the case.

Last May's change of colour at Cheshire East could conceivably have some effect on this, but I don't know what.

yewtreeman
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Re: Bus services

Postby yewtreeman » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:14 am

Five --- Baker Bus before GHA. (Yellow vehicles.)


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