Bus pinch point schemes

Greater Manchester's bus services are now part of the Bee Network. This means better quality, more reliable transport for all. For more information on the Bee Network, see Transport for Greater Manchester.

Stockport is part of the tranche 3 roll out of the project, which will see Bee Network buses run in the borough from January 2025.

To help these improvements to take place, there are a number of plans known as bus pinch point schemes. These are led by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Transport for Greater Manchester.

Bus pinch point schemes will help to make bus journeys as reliable as possible, with the added bonus of introducing real time information boards for passengers.

Bus pinch point schemes aim to:

  • improve bus routes which are known to experience delays or be unreliable
  • provide better waiting facilities, including:
    • raised kerbs for level boarding and alighting at bus stops
    • improved access to and from bus stops
  • increase access to real time information at key points on the network
  • ensure signage is well maintained
  • enhance intelligent traffic solutions to provide:
    • optimised signals and monitoring
    • improved information for people using public transport

The bus pinch point schemes in Stockport are funded by Greater Manchester’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement and Transforming Cities Funding. These are national investment funds to improve transport and accessibility for residents, local businesses and organisations.