Night Bus users are set to ride all night long this weekend as the number 8 and 36 post-midnight services from Manchester are set to be cut by First and TfGM.
“The main concern for many of our supporters is that they will no longer be able to get to and from work easily without paying through the nose for a taxi.” Says Mr Walsh “For many residents of Bolton and the surrounding areas this could even mean losing their jobs as their wage for the evening could fall short of covering the faire home.
As petition signee Peter Fairchild from Bolton says; “I use these services quite frequently when I go out to the Theatres, Pubs, Cinemas and Clubs in Manchester. I don’t own a car and I cannot afford a taxi to get back to Bolton in the early hours. I would be willing to pay up to £5 0n the journey to keep the service going.”
The event will be taking place this Saturday 2nd April from 11:45pm at Picadilly Garden’s, Manchester with supporters riding through the early hours of Sunday Morning. Anyone attending is urged to bring weekly and monthly passes and day savers
The petition can be found at https://www.change.org/p/save-the-bolton-and-salford-night-bus