Maytree Travel

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Maytree Travel
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An Optare Solo in Bolton
Parent Manchester Community Transport
Founded 2008
Defunct 4 April 2013
Headquarters Smethurst Lane, Bolton, BL4 0DB
Service area Greater Manchester
Service type bus service
Destinations Bolton, Leigh, Wigan, Salford
Hubs Bolton
Website maytreetravel.co.uk
Optare Versa Hybrid in March 2013.

Maytree Travel was a bus operator based in Bolton in Greater Manchester.

History[edit]

The company was formed in 2008 by owner Gary Hawthorne, who took over the Bolton operations of Tyrer Bus, who first starting operating in Bolton in 2007.[1] The company had over 35 routes and ran in the Bolton and Wigan areas. Several of its services were run on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester,[2] including Bolton's Metroshuttle service, which Maytree started running in January 2010[3] until December 2012.

On 1 March 2013, Manchester Community Transport acquired Maytree for an undisclosed figure, with Maytree becoming a trading subsidy of MCT.[4]

Despite the takeover, Maytree Travel services were suspended on 4 April 2013 with replacements for tendered services obtained by Transport for Greater Manchester.[5][6]

Fleet[edit]

Optare Solo 8
Optare Solo SR Hybrid 1
Optare Versa Hybrid 12
Enviro200 Dart 9
Wright StreetLite 5
Dennis Dart 4
Irisbus Scholabus 2

Routes[edit]

This is a summary of the services that were operated by Maytree Travel.[7]

No. From To Via Notes
31 Farnworth Manchester Shudehill Interchange Little Hulton, Walkden, Irlams o' th' Height, Pendleton, Salford University Monday-Saturday daytime only. Sunday daytime service operated by First Greater Manchester
95 Bury Pendleton Radcliffe, Whitefield, Prestwich, Kersal Monday-Saturday daytime only. Sunday daytime service (Whitefield-Pendleton) operated by First.
96 Simister Manchester Shudehill Interchange Prestwich (Sundays), Broughton Daytime only
273 Rawtenstall Bolton Edenfield, Ramsbottom, Holcombe Brook, Hawkshaw, Bradshaw, Tonge Moor Sunday daytime. Monday-Saturday daytime service operated by Rossendalebus
495 Simister Prestwich
507 Bolton Harwood Tonge Moor Evenings only. Daytime service operated by First
510 Bolton Bury Withins, Ainsworth, Walshaw Monday-Saturday evenings. Other journeys provided by First and Arriva
512
513
Bury Bolton Radcliffe, Whitefield (513), Outwood, Kearsley, Farnworth, Great Lever (512), Burnden (513)
516 Horwich Leigh Middlebrook, Wingates, Westhoughton, Daisy Hill, Atherton Monday-Saturday evenings and Sunday daytime. Other journeys provided by South Lancs Travel
519 Bolton Johson Fold Chorley Old Road Monday-Saturday evenings. Other journeys provided by First and Arriva
525
527
Bolton Bolton Halliwell, Smithills, Astley Bridge, Hall i'th' Wood Circulars. Service 527 runs in opposite direction
526 Bolton Barrow Bridge Halliwell, Smithills
534 Bolton Oldhams Estate Astley Bridge Evenings/Sundays only. Monday-Saturday daytime service operated by Arriva
536 Bolton Breightmet (Somerton Road) Darcy Lever Evenings/Sunday daytimes only
538
539
Bolton Bolton Astley Bridge, Egerton, Bromley Cross Monday-Saturday evenings and Sunday daytime circulars
544 Bolton Little Lever Darcy Lever
551
553
Bolton Leigh Over Hulton, Little Hulton, Walkden, Boothstown, Higher Green (551), Astley 551 runs evenings/Sundays only.
559 Bolton Aspull Over Hulton, Westhoughton, Hindley, Pennington Green
561
562
Bolton Withins Breightmet Evenings only. Daytime service operated by First
570 Bolton Sutton Estate
571
572
Bolton Bolton Great Lever Circulars. Service 572 runs in opposite direction. Evenings/Sundays only
575 Horwich Old Lords Estate Bolton Interchange Lostock, Heaton Monday-Saturday evenings only. Other journeys operated by Arriva and First
576 Wigan Bolton Interchange Aspull, Blackrod, Horwich, Middlebrook Evenings only
583 Hag Fold Leigh Atherton, Westleigh Monday-Saturday evenings and Sunday daytime only
584 Leigh Crankwood Monday-Saturday evenings and Sunday daytime. Other journeys operated by Jim Stones Coaches and South Lancs Travel
597 Boothstown (Evenings/Sundays) Leigh Sports Village Mosley Common (Evenings/Sundays), Leigh Infirmary, Leigh Boothstown and Mosley Common only served weekday evenings and Sunday daytime only
612 Wigan Wigan Shevington, Shevington Vale, Wrightington Hospital, Appley Bridge, Shevington Evenings only. Sunday daytime service operated by Wigan Buses
622 Wigan Wigan Robin Park, Worsley Hall, Norley Hall, Orrell Post, Kitt Green, Norley Hall, Worsley Hall, Robin Park Evenings/Sundays only
680 Leigh Shakerley Parsonage Retail Park, Atherton
714 Bolton Aspull Deane, Ladybridge, Lostock, Westhoughton, Wingates, Middlebrook, Horwich, Blackrod
715 Bolton Wigan Deane, Chew Moor, Westhoughton, Wingates, Aspull, Haigh, Whelley Evenings/Sundays. Monday-Saturday daytime service operated by Arriva

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maytree Travel - Home". Maytree Travel. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Transport for Greater Manchester - Journey Planning- Bus Times Leaflet Library". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 9 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "Take shuttle bus around to town for another year". Bolton News. Retrieved 26 January 2010. 
  4. ^ "Maytree Travel Joins the MCT Family". Manchester Community Transport. Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Maytree Travel bus services". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "'Insurmountable' problems stop Maytree Travel services in Bolton and Wigan". BBC News. 4 April 2013. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "Maytree Travel - Our Routes". Maytree Travel. Retrieved 1 January 2011. 

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