BURNHAM’S ROAD TO NIRVANA

TfGM could have offered to buy out the two major operators — First would be delighted to offload its Manchester operation and Stagecoach would have to act in the best interests of its shareholders.

INSIDE TRACK with JULIAN PEDDLE

One of First Manchester’s Vantage-branded Volvo B5LH hybrid double-deckers, with Wright Gemini 3 bodywork, on the Ellenbrook-Leigh guided busway.

Manchester continues on the road to Nirvana with news that it will spend £10.5million to progress its plan to introduce a contracted bus network throughout the conurbation.

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