Transport

St. Bede’s College runs a dedicated coach service to and from College for a number of areas including stops at Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria train stations. The recent and continued expansion of the Metrolink service across Greater Manchester is good news for current and prospective parents of St Bede’s College students. We are keen to encourage parents to consider using our bus service for their children to help the environment and reduce local traffic congestion, whilst reducing parental stress and saving time and cost too.

All bus routes are reviewed annually and the following routes will be in place for the 2017/18 academic year. SBC 1 – 3 will be operated by GO GOODWINS formally ASHALLS (0161 231 7777) with SBC 4 – 6 serviced by BULLOCKS (0161 428 5265). For exact pick up points please contact the bus companies directly or the College Transport Coordinator Mr Fisher (tfisher@stbedescollege.co.uk)

  •  SBC 1 – Ashton under Lyne (including Hyde, Denton, Gorton and Piccadilly Station)
  •  SBC 2 – Chadderton (including Broadway, Mills Hill, Middleton, Blackley and Victoria Station)
  •  SBC 3 – Worsley (including Monton, Urmston, Flixton,  Stretford Station and  Chorlton)
  •  SBC 4 – Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and Cheadle (including Cheadle Hulme Station and Didsbury)
  •  SBC 5 – Altrincham (including Dunham, Bowdon, Hale and Hale Barns)
  •  SBC 6 – Stockport (including Bramhall, Reddish, Heaton Moor, Withington and Mauldeth Road)

Due to the limited number of seats available it is essential that the College puts on the right sized buses. Parents will therefore be asked to confirm what days they wish to use the service and this will be used to calculate the termly invoice. Subject to availability a small number of daily single tickets are available to purchase from Reception.

A full half term’s notice will be required to cancel the use of the bus service and no refunds will be given for journeys not undertaken including for bus services not used during the exam season.

School Bus Booking Form 2017-18

Fares

Fares are reviewed annually in line with the cost of the provision and demand for the service.

Fare Type 2017/18 
Daily Return £4.00
Daily Return (Piccadilly & Victoria Station) £2.75
Single Journey (pre-booked) £2.50
Single Journey (ad-hoc casual) £3.00

 Route Timings

The timings below are a guide only based on recent journeys and are therefore subject to daily traffic conditions.

AM Service SBC 1 PM
0720 Ashton-Under-Lyne (IKEA) 1730
0730  Mottram Cross Roads 1720
0745  John Shepley Street (Morrisons) 1705
0755 Manchester Road / Crown Point 1645
0835  Piccadilly Station 1615
0845  St Bede’s College 1600

 

AM Service SBC 2 PM
0725 Broadway – Swimming Baths 1710
0730 Middleton Road 1700
0735 Mills Hill Station 1655
0745 Manchester New Rd / Mossway 1640
0825 Victoria Train Station 1620
0850 St Bede’s College 1600

 

AM Service SBC 3 PM
0725 A580 – Worsley Road 1710
0730 Worsley Court House, Barton Road 1700
0746 Monton Green Roundabout 1650
0755 Barton Road / Trafford Boulevard 1640
0805 Barton Road / Hayswater Road 1635
0815 Flixton Road 1625
0820 Crofts Road / Stretford Road 1620
0825 Stretford Metrolink Station 1615
0845 St Bede’s College 1600

 

AM Service SBC 4 PM
0720 Alderley Edge – Nat West Bank 1657
0725 Wimslow, Kings Arms Roundabout 1652
0730 Wilmslow, Bank Square 1647
0731 Wilmslow, Styal Road 1645
0736 Handforth Paddock 1645
0746 Cheadle Hulme, Gill Bent Road 1638
0756 Cheadle Hulme Station 1633
0759 Cheadle Hulme, Albert Road 1630
0805 Cheadle, Post Office 1625
0812 East Didsbury, Parrs Wood 1620
0815 Didsbury 1615
0835 St Bede’s College 1600

 

AM Service SBC 5 PM
0725 Altrincham Road / Shady Lane 1659
0734 Altrincham Barrington Road 1649
0742 St Margaret’s Road 1644
0744 Dunham Lights 1642
0750 Hale Village 1638
0754 Ashley Road / Park Road 1635
0759 Park Road / Hale Road 1633
0805 Hale Barnes / Wicker Lane (Booths) 1630
0809 Four Seasons 1625
0845 St Bede’s College 1600

 

AM SBC 6: PM
0725 Bramhall Village (Precinct) 1715
0730 Bramhall Green 1710
0735 Davenport Station 1658
0750 Reddish, Houldsworth Square 1645
0805 Heaton Moor / Thornfield Road 1632
0807 Didsbury Road / Mauldeth Road 1628
0821 Didsbury Road / Burnage Lane 1625
0845 St Bede’s College 1600