AM Service Operator PM Service Operator Area
771 Stotts 771 Stotts Clayton, Droylsden
864 Stagecoach M/C 864 Stagecoach M/C Droylsden
870 Stotts  870 Stagecoach M/C Mossley Rd, Ridge Hill, Stalybridge
770 Stotts 770 Stagecoach M/C Waterhead, Oldham
775 Stagecoach M/C 775 Stagecoach M/C Fitton Hill
775 Stagecoach M/C 775 Belle Vue Manchester Ltd

Lees Road/Gibraltar Street


Due to the high demand for passes for the Y48, this service has been revised to operate as an ordinary school bus and the service has been renumbered 775.  Children will not be required to have a bus pass in order to travel on the 775, although they will still need to have an Igo pass.  The 775 will continue to collect the children from inside the school grounds at the end of the school day.

As a result of the increased demand, there will now be two buses, both numbered 775.  One will operate between Fitton Hill and St Damian’s and the other will operate a couple of minutes later between Lees Road/Gibraltar Street and St Damian’s.  This additional bus will ensure there is sufficient space for all the children who have applied.  

School Bus Services Letter

Bus Timetable 2017-2018

School Bus fare Changes 2017-2018

‘igo’ bus pass

If you’re aged 11 to 16 years you need an igo pass to pay the concessionary fare on ALL buses in Greater Manchester.

2015/16 Fares

To find out more click here.

To apply download the application form here.  

You will need:

  • proof of name and age document – which must be a photocopy of your birth or adoption certificate, medical card, passport or eU/eea iD card. Do not put original documents or cash in the post.
  • £5  payment by cheque or postal order (made payable to transport for Greater Manchester) or debit or credit card details.
  • a passport sized photograph

For further information or if you have any queries please phone 0161 244 1050 (office hours Monday to Friday) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit the Travel Shop at Ashton and Oldham bus stations.

Please note: this is a proof of age only and is not a payment method for travelling on buses in Greater Manchester.  Your child will need this to prove they are 16 years and under and will allow them to pay a concessionary rate on the bus for any day of the week and during school holidays in Greater Manchester. Separate payment methods for school bus passes can be obtained as follows.

Bus Passes

There are various types of pre-paid bus passes available for pupils to travel on school buses which are used in conjunction with the ‘igo’ pass. Please check that you child as the current bus pass for the bus service they are travelling on, for example some services have a different company for the morning journey and the afternoon journey.  For example the 870 service is First Manchester  in the morning and Stage Coach Manchester in the afternoon, therefore your child will require two different pre-paid bus passes.

Behaviour on the buses

It is essential and expected that all journeys be undertaken in a safe and comfortable manner and any misbehaviour will not be tolerated. Misconduct could mean your child is not allowed to use the bus again. If criminal behaviour takes place the Police will be involved. Parents or guardians of any children found responsible for damage to the bus will have to pay for repairs. Dangerous and potentially dangerous behaviour towards other children or the driver is not tolerated.