Bu-Val Buses

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Bu-Val Buses
Bu-Val Buses W17 BLU at Smithy Bridge.
Founded 1990
Defunct 2011
Headquarters Unit 5, Paragon Industrial Estate, Smithybridge Road, Littleborough, Greater Manchester, OL15 8QF9
Locale North West
Service area Greater Manchester
Service type bus service
Hubs Rochdale, Manchester, Oldham, Salford
Website Official Website

Bu-Val Buses was an independent bus operator, situated in Littleborough, Greater Manchester. The company started operations in 1990[1] and provide a number of local services in the Greater Manchester area, originally in the Rochdale and Littleborough areas, before expanding out to the Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Saddleworth, Salford and Tameside areas. In February 2011, the company started a free night bus service[2] running into Rochdale town centre from surrounding areas.[3] The service runs along three routes. The service starts in Bacup via Whitworth to Rochdale before heading to Littleborough via Milnrow and Newhey into the town centre and then heading to Heywood and running to Middleton and Castleton and back into town.[4] In May 2011, only a few weeks after winning new contracts on evening and Sunday services in the Rochdale area, it was announced that the company had ceased trading following failure to operate services.[5][6]

Public Services[edit]

This is a list of public services that was run by Bu-Val when the company ceased trading on 23 May 2011:[7][8]

No. From To Via Notes
27 Swinton Manchester Shudehill Interchange Salford Royal Hospital, Weaste, Pendleton, Broughton
95 Whitefield Pendleton Prestwich, Kersal
Shaw Shaw Buckstones, Rushcroft, High Crompton Circular routes. Service 404 runs in opposite direction
406 Oldham Mills Hill Royal Oldham Hospital, Fitton Park, Parkway Peak times runs Oldham-Parkway only
432 Rochdale Stanney Brook
Rochdale Castleton Belfield, Turf Hill, Kirkholt (434) 434 runs Monday-Saturday daytime
433 runs Monday-Saturday evenings and Sunday daytime only
441 Syke St Cuthbert's School Rochdale One schoolday return journey.
444 Norden Rochdale Spotland Bridge Monday-Saturday evenings and Sunday daytime only
447 Wallbank Rochdale Whitworth Sunday daytime only
451 Peppermint Bridge Rochdale Newhey, Milnrow Monday-Saturday evenings and Sunday daytime only
455 Littleborough Rochdale Hollingworth Lake, Smithy Bridge, Smallbridge
456 Hollingworth Lake Rochdale Wardle, Smallbridge
458 Littleborough Rochdale Stubley, Wardle, Smallbridge
484 Salford Royal Hospital Prestwich Eccles, Swinton, Pendlebury, Heaton Park One morning journey runs to/from Whitefield


  1. ^ "Public Transport Timeline for Greater Manchester". Museum of Transport Greater Manchester. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Get Your Party Started". Bu-Val Buses. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Party Bus!". Bu-Val Buses. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  4. ^ "Night Bus Route and Times". Bu-Val Buses. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  5. ^ "Passengers left stranded as bus operator stops services". Rochdale online. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Buses - Bu-Val - Important information for Bu-Val passengers". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 25 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning - Bus Times Leaflet Library". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Bu-Val Buses Ltd". Bu-Val Buses. Retrieved 19 April 2011. 

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