Cheshire East Council have reviewed the bus services which they subsidise from the council tax. These include the buses going from Poynton to Macclesfield and Stockport.
Local Conservative councillors Howard Murray and Jos Saunders (Poynton East) and Mike Sewart and Mike Beanland (Poynton West) campaigned for Cheshire East to retain an efficient and effective bus service from Poynton.
We are pleased to report that Cheshire East have listened and greatly improved their original plans. The new bus services, from April 2018, will have the following features:
- Runs to Stockport Bus Station (not ending at the Hazel Grove Park and Ride, as originally proposed), calling at Hazel Grove Railway Station
- Covers both the east and west sides of Poynton
- The last bus on Monday to Friday will leave Stockport Bus Station for Poynton at 6.20 pm – convenient for many people who work or study full-time
- The routes to Macclesfield will run via Bollington and Tytherington
There will be two new services, known as the F1 and F2, replacing the P1 and 392. Both the F1 and F2 will start at Macclesfield Bus Station with different routes through Tytherington and Bollington, but will follow identical routes in Poynton, Hazel Grove and Stockport.
The bus will go along Moggie Lane, Waterloo Road, Coppice Road, Shrigley Road North, Green Lane, down Middlewood Road, Park Lane, Bulkeley Road, Clumber Road, Dickens Lane, Vernon Road, Copperfield Road, Dickens Lane, London Road South, Chester Road, Woodford Road, by Hazel Grove Railway Station, then up the A6 to Stockport Bus Station.
The new service is not perfect, as it loses some later evening journeys, but is a vast improvement on the initial plans. The existing buses will run until the end of March 2018.
We would like to thank everyone who took part in the recent public consultation on the area’s bus services. The bus services from Poynton were third and fourth of the number of responses from the public in Cheshire East’s recent consultation. The top two services were in Crewe, which has a much larger population.