Rosso Reassures Bus Passengers in Bury and Tottington

Rosso Reassures Bus Passengers in Bury and Tottington
A Rosso Scania K230UB with Wright Solar bodywork in Oldham.Luke Bowman

Lancashire-based bus operator Rosso confirms its existing routes to Tottington and Fairfield Hospital will be strengthened following the cancellation of bus routes by First Manchester.

Following the news that First Manchester will be cancelling their route 468 between Tottington, Bury and Fairfield General Hospital, Lancashire-based bus firm Rosso are today reaffirming their commitment by enhancing their frequent, quality buses between Bury, Tottington and the Fairfield General Hospital.

The Transdev-owned bus operator already runs buses along these corridors with its 469 route between Bury and Tottington, and on the 467/468 between Bury and the hospital. Both routes run every 10 minutes during the daytime, and Rosso are today confirming their plan to introduce extra journeys in the wake of First’s decision to ensure a comprehensive timetable that customers can depend on.

Rosso already run buses along these routes on evenings and Sundays too, creating a comprehensive service linking the hospital and Tottington to Bury, running fast and frequent, 7 days a week, early ‘til late.

The news was welcomed by MP for Bury North, James Frith MP. “I’m pleased that Rosso are stepping up to the plate to help plug the gap left by First. I’m encouraged that Transdev will put passengers and communities at the heart of their business and I look forward to working with them to improve bus services for the people of Bury, Tottington and Ramsbottom.”

Rosso recently joined the Transdev family, following the sale of the company to Transdev Blazefield from Rossendale Borough Council during January 2018. Transdev already run award-winning services in the nearby towns of Burnley and Blackburn, and are already bringing their signature flair for customer service and innovation to Rosso.

From day one, customers have been able to buy Rosso mobile tickets on the Trandsev Go app and can plan their journeys and check bus times, all at the touch of a button. Rosso tickets can now be used on Transdev buses across Lancashire, too, as well as Transdev’s existing range of tickets which are now extended to include travel on Rosso buses across Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

The purchase also means the green light for an immediate £3 million investment in a fleet of brand new, high-spec vehicles for the East Lancashire company, plus a raft of improvements on their buses in and around Bury which will be announced later this year.

Tom Harrison

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