Stagecoach Manchester has launched a new bus service to Manchester Airport this weekend, making transport even easier for both holidaymakers and commuters alike.
The new X30 bus service launched on Sunday 28th April and runs non-stop via the M60 and M56 motorways from Stockport to Manchester Airport, stopping at both the Manchester Airport Interchange and World Freight Terminal.
The new X30 will partially replace the existing 330 service which runs from Ashton to Manchester Airport. The 330 will continue to run from Ashton to Stockport, and the X30 will now travel from Stockport to the Airport.
The existing 103 service also continues to run from Manchester Piccadilly to the Airport and has now been extended through to the World Freight Terminal. Combined, the X30 and the 103 services will provide up to four buses an hour between the World Freight Terminal and the Airport terminus.
The new route has been designed to include earlier journeys which tie in with shift patterns for the staff at Manchester Airport. Services start as early as 04:15 Monday to Saturday and 06:35 on Sundays. The service operates seven days a week, offering a convenient early morning link for holidaymakers.
Stagecoach Manchester managing director, Elisabeth Tasker, said: “It is crucial our services are designed with the people who rely and use them regularly in mind. We wanted to introduce the new X30 service, and extend the existing 103 service, to ensure that both holidaymakers and staff travelling to the airport are provided with practical and affordable transport links at hours convenient to them.”
Wayne Poole, Landside Operations Director at Manchester Airport, said: “Alongside the other methods of public transport such as rail, tram and coach services, this new bus route will provide a vital link for many people travelling to and from Manchester Airport.
“Giving our 28.5m passengers, and 25,000 staff based on site, increased options to access the airport is crucial as we continue to grow and play the role of economic generator and employment creator for the region.”2 comments