About Us

With a fleet of over 600 buses, around 2,200 staff and a network of over 300 routes serving Greater Manchester, including Bury, Bolton, Rochdale, Oldham and Tameside we are one of the biggest bus operators in the region. We are part of FirstGroup, the international bus and rail company.

Our colour coded High Frequency services provide frequent, easy to use bus services ideal for commuters, shoppers, getting to school, visiting friends or simply getting around.

We offer a range of tickets to save you money on your travel, including FirstDay, FirstWeek and FirstMonth, along with discounted travel for kids with FirstDay Child & FirstWeek Child. Selected routes feature great value promotional tickets. Whether you're a regular traveller or you use our buses once in a while, we've got a ticket to suit your needs and your wallet.

If you're looking for a Green Travel Plan that means business, we can help. Our revolutionary corporate travel scheme can save your employees money and help get cars off the road.

We operate a modern fleet of buses & we have recently invested in nearly 100 brand new vehicles, including the latest Euro 5 engines and leather seats. Hybrid vehicles, which produce lower emissions than regular vehicles also operate services 17 & 18 - service 18 was recently extended to link the North of the City with the Universities and hosptials. Most of our buses are fully accessible, making travel easier for customers with impaired mobility or parents with buggies.