Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has welcomed the approval of an extension of the 335 bus service to Dane Bank.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have today (9 October) approved extending the existing Ashton-Dukinfield-Denton 335 loop service up to Dane Bank. This will ensure people who rely on public transport and need to access services at Crown Point still have the ability to do so.
The news comes after Stagecoach previously altered the 205 service, cutting the Dane Bank estate off from Denton town centre. A replacement 305 service was then withdrawn after just two days running.
Gwynne and the local Denton West councillors (Brenda Warrington, Mike Smith and George Jones) have been campaigning with local residents to retain a bus link between Dane Bank and Denton town centre.
Adding Dane Bank to the 335 also means that the estate will now have a new service link with Dukinfield and Ashton.
335 is a TfGM subsidised service and is operated by Stotts. The new hourly bus service is set to commence on 25th October.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“This will be very welcome news for residents of Dane Bank, who experienced the twin disappointments of Stagecoach’s abandonment followed by the withdrawal of the replacement 305 service.
“I am delighted that Dane Bank residents will once again be able to get to Denton town centre by bus, and the link to Dukinfield and Ashton is a very welcome bonus.”
Speaking on behalf of the Denton West councillors, Councillor George Jones said:
“I’m delighted we’ve been able to restore a Dane Bank to Denton link via public transport.
“We know our town centre provides the vital services that residents need and I’m glad that they will now be able to access them with ease.
“We’ve worked incredibly hard on this but we must now secure this services future by regularly using it.”