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Manchester's #Arndale bus station opened in the late 1970s but, to be honest, never looked as inviting as it does in this official photo. There were few regrets when it closed, precipitated by the IRA bomb planted just around the corner from here in 1996. Its functions are now undertaken by #Shudehill Interchange, a far more modern and comfortable place.

Manchester's Arndale bus station opened in the late 1970s but, to be honest, never looked as inviting as it does in this official photo. There is a story - we don't know if it's true or not - that opening was delayed by a realisation that headroom was so restricted, it would be impossible to jack up a bus to change a punctured tyre. The 1970s design was rather clinical and soon became quite dingy. There were few regrets when it closed, precipitated by the IRA bomb planted just around the…

Old Manchester Transport Pictures - Page 4 - SkyscraperCity

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Only a model but rode the real thing in the 70's and 80's Remember trying to navigate the stairs

28601 - Greater Manchester Transport (Greater Manchester PTE) Leyland Atlantean GM Standard Double Deck Bus (Version A)

Armadale Bus Station- they were the days working as a Saturday girl in the arndale. The orange buses ♡

Little did I realise when I took this picture in 1981 that only 15 years later it would have become an historical view. GMPTE 8629 (FRV 269V) emerges from the gloomy cavern that was the Arndale bus station. I'm sure this was also called Canon Street bus station. This part of the building (by which I mean an entire city block) and Canon Street itself has vanished in the rebuild of this part of Manchester that was precipitated by the IRA bomb detonated on 15th June 1996. This bus station I…

Portsmouth Corporation - Leyland Atlantean - 224 BTP - 224

Old Bus Photos - Old bus Photos and informative copy

GM BUSES NORTH 5083 ORJ83W MANCHESTER 050894 | David Beardmore | Flickr

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Greater Manchester 1983 to 1990 - madannie

1446 (NNA134W) was a Northern Counties bodied Volvo Ailsa MkII. Leigh, 9th June 1986

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A policy statement issued in 1970 by SELNEC PTE made it clear that it was not happy that North Western Road Car Co Ltd (a NBC subsidiary) operated stage carriage services within the SELNEC area. It was announced on 25th November 1971, that negotiations were taking place for the transfer of the stage carriage services of North Western Road Car Co Ltd to SELNEC PTE. This took effect on 1st January 1972, this seen a short-lived subsidiary company Northern Western (SELNEC Division) Road Car Co…

Manchester Piccadilly, February 1984

GMPTE Leyland Fleetline/Northern Counties bus 8084, complete with sun-roof, waits outside Manchester Piccadilly station on 25th February 1984 Ref. 150'5160