Stagecoach Manchester has launched a call-out for residents to send in their historic images of Ashton-under-Lyne.
To celebrate the diverse history of Ashton-Under-Lyne, Stagecoach Manchester is looking for images of the area throughout the years, to highlight the links between bus use and the local community. The photos, sent in by local residents, will showcase the changing landscape and role of bus over time in the Ashton area, including Dukinfield, Broadoak and Hazelhurst.
Stagecoach will transform the images into vivid timelines of Ashton over the years, which will be displayed onboard buses which operate the services. Images will also be made into a digital book, which will be available for customers to download and share. There will also be physical books that will be distributed to local schools so that the children can enjoy a look at Ashton over the years.
In recent years, Stagecoach Manchester has invested £5.7m in 28 new low emissions Euro 6 buses, using the latest start-stop technology, as well developing services in the Ashton area including improving the frequency of the 346 service, introduced the 336/337 and taking over in part the 389 route.
Stagecoach Manchester managing director, Elisabeth Tasker, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the heritage and diverse history of bus travel in Ashton, and we can’t wait to see all the photographs provided by local residents!”
Images can be submitted via email to Stagecoach@tangerinecomms.com or via post, to Tangerine Communications, Giants Basin, Potato Wharf, Manchester, M3 4NB. Please note that Stagecoach Greater Manchester & Tangerine Communications cannot guarantee the return of any images.
For more information on the new services and how to plan your route, head to the Stagecoach website: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/plan-a-journey