New timetables for bus services across Greater Manchester have taken effect today.

The changes by companies First and Stagecoach are designed to increase frequencies as the lockdown eases and make social distancing easier.

“We are hugely proud of the fantastic efforts of all of our employees in recent months. Our own key workers have made a huge contribution to the national effort and we’d like to thank every one of them and our customers for their support

Elisabeth Tasker, Managing Director of Stagecoach Manchester

“We are increasing many services to manage social distancing by providing more capacity. This will help to support the needs of workers and others making essential journeys.

Ian Humphreys, Managing Director of First Manchester