Our route 101 operates from Hanley & Newcastle and connects you with Stafford, Stone and a whole host of possibilities!
Operating every 20 minutes during the day* it's easy to connect with other First Potteries services - just pick up a network day ticket on your first bus of the day and travel as much as you like.
|Adult Network day ticket||£5.50|
|Young Person** Network day ticket||£4|
|Group - any 5 people - Network day ticket||£15|
Stafford, the county town of Staffordshire, has a history of manufacturing a variety of products. Bagnall’s built railway locomotives from 1875 until as late as 1962. Dorman Diesels (now Perkins) built a range of diesel engines for all forms of transport. English Electric built generators, Lotus made shoes and Evode produced that very useful product . . . Evo-stick!
The town centre features shops of all kinds with frequent farmer’s markets in the Market Square, check out those side streets for a wider variety still, and don’t forget the Guildhall Shopping Centre. Visit the Ancient High House where four hundred years of history are waiting to be discovered within the walls of England's largest timber framed town house. The 200 year old Broad Eye Windmill is one of Stafford's most distinctive buildings. Built in 1796 using stone reclaimed from the early Shire Hall this magnificent romantic building has seen many changes during its’ long history, jump off the bus opposite Sainsbury’s and it’s right in front of you
As well as a number of bus stops circling the town centre, our ‘101’ stops right outside the Gatehouse Theatre, an accessible, thriving venue, which offers a wide range of modern facilities in the heart of Stafford. It houses the town's Visitor Information Centre and a coffee shop offering freshly baked cakes.
Throughout its season the theatre welcomes a variety of touring professional shows, amateur productions and some of the biggest names on the British comedy circuit. It is also home to Stafford's only official comedy club which is hosted in its MET Studio. Stafford Gatehouse Theatre produces a professional pantomime each Christmas and one of Europe's largest open air Shakespeare festivals.
The attractive town of Stone received its market charter in 1251, and built its fortunes on shoemaking, brewing, coaching and canals. Today, a stroll through its narrow streets and canal side walkways reveals intriguing shops, pubs and cafes, Stone has also gained a deserved reputation as a 'gourmet town' with restaurants and bistros to suit all tastes.
In Crown Street you can catch our ‘101’ to Trentham, Newcastle and Hanley, and if you fancy a visit to Stafford then you can jump on board at Granville Square, Christchurch Way or at the end of Abbey Street
In nearby Walton, in Stone Busines Park, our ‘101’ serves the latest exciting attraction in the area - Flip Out Trampoline Arena is Australia’s first & largest trampoline playground and is now arriving in the UK! First opened in Sydney, most regions or suburbs in the country now have a Flip Out centre. At Flip Out, you get healthy & awesome fun through the massive trampolines, ball games, events, and more surprises to everyone’s enjoyment. Take a look at www.flipout.co.uk
**Aged 15 or under
101: Hanley (City Centre) - Stafford (Rail Station)
Via Newcastle - Trentham - Stone