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In line with the latest government guidance, we've put in place further measures in England to help customers practice social distancing. This includes limiting the available seats on buses.

Face coverings are compulsory when using public transport in England and Scotland. In Wales it is compulsory to wear a three layer face covering on public transport. It is also now compulsory to wear face coverings when using indoor public transport hubs in England only.

The safety of our customers and employees is our priority, so please avoid busy times, use contactless payment and take your litter with you. For up to date information see our Coronavirus page

Increasing services

Government Coronavirus Measures - Changes to Bus Services

Revised timetables in operation 

This page was last updated at 15:00 on 23/06/2020.
From Monday 15 June we've been running increased services across Greater Manchester
As more people return to work, to help keep everyone safe we have reduced the number of seats available on our buses to promote social distancing, so we've increased the frequency of some of our services especially at our busy times.  From Monday 15 June you must also wear a face covering on public transport in England.
Check our latest timetables  or plan your journey  online or on the Stagecoach Bus App  before you travel.
The increase in services will ensure that you can have confidence in using the bus to get to work, education and leisure facilities as they re-open.

We have put in place extensive enhanced measures to keep buses clean and safe so you can feel confident about using them. 
There is an enhanced cleaning regime which means buses are cleaned daily, with a particular focus on key touch points, with additional in-service cleaning. 
To keep our staff and customers a little safer we are currently only able to accept exact fares, so our drivers will be unable to give you change. We strongly encourage contactless payments or you can buy tickets online or on the Stagecoach Bus App. 

Social distancing measures are now in place on all bus services  and you can find our 10 point guide to travelling safely  here.
You can also stay up to date with all the latest news from Stagecoach on Twitter @StagecoachGM or by signing up to our   email mailing list.

Additional information

From Monday 1 June Service 143 (West Didsbury to Piccadilly Gardens) and service 147 (West Didsbury to Piccadilly Rail Station) will be re-instated.
Magic bus 7 day tickets will continue to be valid on Stagecoach services   42, 42A, 42B and 43.

Night buses
Friday night/Saturday morning and Saturday night/Sunday morning. Night journeys on services  86, 142, 192, 201, 203, 216 and 219  will not run.
Buses continue to run throughout the night on service 43.

From Monday 15 June some night journeys will return to the 142 and 192.