It’s one of Greater Manchester’s busiest bus routes – and today, the 182 is our focus on #AYearOfBuses.
First Manchester’s 182 runs from Manchester city centre, to Newton Heath, New Moston, Chadderton, Royton and Shaw, with peak time extensions to Rochdale.
Since Metrolink launched between Manchester, Oldham and Rochdale, the 182 has been locked in stiff competition, with faster journeys between the city centre and Shaw available by tram instead. It remains an important route for the people of Chadderton and Royton, for whom the tram bypasses.
Running out of Oldham depot, it’s one of First’s remaining routes in the city, since the sale of two depots to the Go-Ahead Group and their recently-confirmed sale of the Bolton operation to Rotala.
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