September 26 2023

The Bee Network in Greater Manchester has now launched, and CPT's CEO Graham Vidler and North of England Regional Manager Andrew McGuinness were at the event launch in Bolton.

Speaking at the launch, Vidler said:

“Operators are working hard with the Combined Authority to make a success of the new bus network in Manchester. Buses account for three quarters of all public transport journeys in Greater Manchester and there’s room to grow the role of bus even more.

“The launch of the Bee Network is just the start. We also need a package of bus priority measures which reduce congestion, speed up journey times, keep fares low and ensure buses are reliable - factors we know are important for passengers.

“The industry looks forward to working closely with the Combined Authority and the Mayor to ensure passengers reap the benefits of improved bus services.”