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Starting March 24, 2024, bus services throughout Greater Manchester will transition back under local control. Consequently, by the end of March, the bus routes serving Newman College, currently subsidized by TfGM, will shift to franchised services managed by Stagecoach Manchester, First Manchester, or Go Northwest.

In general, specific bus services will remain largely unchanged. However, in some instances,

service numbers have been revised to avoid duplication.

Up-to-date information from TfGM can always be found here: Newman RC College | Transport for Greater Manchester (

And further information on travelling to the College with TfGM can be found here:

An introduction to School buses and concessionary fares for students in Greater Manchester 

Passengers can pay a fare to the driver for each journey shown on this timetable. However, students will need to show an IGO pass to travel at the concessionary (reduced) fare. If students do not have an IGO pass, they will have to pay a higher fare.

Most of the journeys shown in this timetable are funded by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).  The majority of 
TfGM funded services charge a standard fare and also offer daily return tickets. In some cases, the return ticket can also be used for travel on other journeys which serve similar areas – even if it is provided by a different operator.   On most services, students can also buy a weekly scholar’s ticket, which costs £7.60.  These are ONLY valid on schooldays on school buses and are available from the bus driver on all services where they are applicable.


To help the driver, please try to have the correct fare when buying your ticket. Carnet ticket (10 single trips) £10 – available to 
buy on the bus or at a TfGM Travel shop. 

A summary of fares and ticketing information on all school services included in this timetable can be found at     
There are also a small number of TfGM funded services where the operator sets the fares.  You will need to check with the operator what fares are available. 

The IGO Pass 
All students between the ages of 11 and 16 need an IGO pass if they wish to travel at the concessionary (reduced fare) rate on buses.

The IGO pass is like an ID card and proves that the student is aged 16 or under. It must be carried on all journeys and shown to the driver before paying the fare.  

The IGO pass costs £10 and can only be bought by students who live, or go to school in Greater Manchester. 
More information on IGO and an application form to get an IGO pass is on the TfGM website at 
(Please note: students who are entitled to a free Scholars Travel Pass for journeys between home and school and students aged between 16 and 19 who have a Scholars Concessionary Pass, do not need an IGO Pass for these journeys) 

Useful Contact Numbers

Please find below a list of all the School Bus Operators in the Oldham Area and their contact details:

Burnley & Pendle, Queensgate Bus Depot, Colne Rd, Burnley BB10 1HH - 0345 6040 110

Rosso, Queensgate Bus Depot, Colne Rd, Burnley BB10 1HH - 0345 6040 110

First Manchester, Wallshaw Street, Oldham OL1 3TR - 0161 627 2929

Nexus Move, 22 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 6LB - 0161 330 2090

Stagecoach Manchester, Hyde Road, Ardwick, Manchester M12 6JS - 0161 273 3377

Stotts Buses Ltd, 124-144 Lees Road, Oldham, OL4 1HT - 0161 624 4200


0871 200 22 33 (calls cost 12p per min from land lines, lines open 7am – 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am – 8pm Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holidays) or visit our website at


Fare Type
Single Child (IGO)
Child Single (no IGO)
Child Return
Child Weekly
Adult Single
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