Manchester bus service nominated as one of Britain's Best Scenic Routes
Bus users across the UK are being given the chance to vote for their favourite bus journey in a survey to find Britain’s Most Scenic Bus Route, which includes the 184 Manchester to Huddersfield bus service.
The 184 service passes through the picturesque villages of Uppermill and Diggle in Saddleworth, and Marsden and Slaithwaite in West Yorkshire. Passengers can also take in the views of Saddleworth Railway Viaduct and the beautiful countryside views of the Colne Valley, Standedge reservoir and the spectacular views over the tops of the Pennines.
BBC North West recently travelled on board the service and the beautiful footage can be viewed here.
The survey has been launched by bus enthusiast, Paul Kirby who has created the survey with the support of bus operators from across the UK to celebrate Britain’s best bus routes. This is the first year that the competition has taken place and it includes First Manchester’s service, the 184.
Claire Walters, Chief Executive of Bus Users UK which sponsors the survey, said: “The main aim of the survey is to celebrate Britain’s best bus routes and encourage more people to experience the spectacular views of our rugged coastline, mountain passes, lakes, moors and dales without having to worry about driving, directions or parking. We are fortunate to still have many regular routes that serve rural communities in such a wide variety of breath-taking countryside.”
To vote for your favourite route in England, Scotland & Wales online visit www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/ScenicBus or @mostscenicbus on Twitter. The winners will be announced in summer 2018 and a website containing details of the top 10 routes in each country will be produced.