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Service information for bus operator First Rochdale, previously known as Pioneer, of Manchester.

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Archive Photo Gallery.
The photos below are provided solely for enthusiast interest, have been taken over many years, and are not intended to illustrate the current vehicles or livery of the company.
Picture of First Rochdale bus C41HDT in Rochdale
Photograph taken in Rochdale, during 1998
Livery no longer current
Vehicle no longer operated
All photos are copyright. The inclusion of a photo above is not intended to give the impression that the vehicle concerned is used in service by the operator now, or at any time in the past, on any of the services listed. The liveries shown are not intended to illustrate a livery that is in use at present, or at any time in the past.

Address Rothesay Garage
OL1 3TR 
 Greater Manchester 
Telephone0161 627 2929 
Website address    Fleet List and books for First Rochdale, In Association with    

Service Details
The following may have subsequently changed and is intended as a guide.
1 bus service is listed on this site. Using a basic calculation (explained here) the following are guesses for the number of journeys operated per day:
   Monday-Friday: 86   Saturday: 79   Sunday: 44   

Express coach services are shown in bold and train/tramway services in bold italics
Click on the service number or details below for more information.
Num.Service (From/To)General Details
350   Ashton Under Lyne to Mossley    Mon to Sat (every 30 mins)   
   Via Ashton Under Lyne-Cockbrook-Hurst-Ashton Under Lyne (Tameside General Hospital) ..... more
   Ashton Under Lyne to Oldham   Only this direction, Mon to Sun (every 30 mins)   
   Via Ashton Under Lyne-Cockbrook-Hurst-Ashton Under Lyne (Tameside General Hospital) ..... more
   Mossley (Hey Farm Estate) to Ashton Under Lyne    Mon to Fri (4 trips, 1 back) Sat (6 trips, 1 back)   
   Via Mossley-Micklehurst-Top Mossley-Brookbottom-Ashton Under Lyne (Luzley) ..... more
   Oldham to Ashton Under Lyne   Only this direction, Mon to Sun (every 30 mins)   
   Via Oldham-Oldham Mumps-Greenacres-Waterhead-Birks (Cross Bank) ..... more
   Oldham to Waterhead   Only this direction, Mon to Sun (1 trip)   
   Via Oldham-Oldham Mumps-Oldham (Bus Station)-Oldham Mumps ..... more
   Saddleworth (Greenfield) to Ashton Under Lyne   Only this direction, Mon to Fri (2 trips)   
   Via Mossley (Hey Farm Estate)-Mossley-Micklehurst-Top Mossley ..... more
   Waterhead to Oldham   Only this direction, Mon to Fri (1 trip) Sun (3 trips)   
   Via Greenacres-Tesco-Greenacres-Oldham (Bus Station)-Oldham
Area of operation:
 MANC   Greater Manchester.

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