Closure of Plank Lane Swing Bridge – 29th Jan to 16th Feb

588, 589 and 591 Services

Plank Lane Swing Bridge will be closed from 29th January until 16th February so these three services will be diverted as follows :-

588 service
Depart Leigh Bus Station, left into King Street, ahead St Helens Road, ahead Newton Road, right Sandy Lane, ahead Byrom Lane, left Slag Lane. Resume normal route then ahead Slag Lane, right Byrom Lane, ahead Sandy Lane, left Newton Road, ahead St Helens Road, ahead King Street to Leigh Bus Station.

589 service
Depart Leigh Bus Station, left into King Street, ahead St Helens Road, ahead Newton Road, right Sandy Lane, ahead Byrom Lane, left Slag Lane then resume normal route.

591 service

07:40 Plank Lane Swing Bridge Turning Circle, then Plank Lane, Firs Lane, Sportsman, right Atherleigh Way, right St Helens Road, then turn around at Mayfield Drive to drop off at Lowton High School, then normal route into Leigh via Landside.  Please note this service will not commence at the Sportsman

We are sorry for any inconvenience but this is out of our control.

Jim

Service Changes

We are sorry to announce that we have lost the contract to provide the following school services:

  • 554 – Bedford High School to Tyldesley (pm)
  • 931 – Higher Fold to Astley (am and pm)
  • 988 – Leigh to Golborne High School & Hope Academy Newton (am)

We have also lost the contract for the following “school days only” service:

  • 58407:41 Crankwood to Leigh service
    This does not affect our 07:14 (then hourly) service (timetable).

The following service has had a timetable change:

  • 990 – Hag Fold to Westleigh High School.
    From 3rd September, this service will depart from Spa Road Turning Circle at 0749 (timetable).

Finally, it is with pleasure that we can announce the introduction of a new schools service. From 3rd September, we will be operating a new school route:

  • 935 – Bedford High School to Hag Fold (am and pm) (timetable).

Minor changes to 586 – Leigh – Gin Pit – Tyldesley – Parsonage Retail Park Circular

586 – Leigh – Gin Pit – Tyldesley – Parsonage Retail Park Circular

We are pleased to inform you that from Monday 24th April 2017 our contract with Transport for Greater Manchester will operate for an extra 6 months.

The route has been extended to Tyldesley Town Centre and is no longer hourly. The new route will operate every 80 minutes so please check out the new timetable here.

Thank you.

Jim

Minor changes to 583 Sunday service – Hag Fold, Atherton, Westleigh, Leigh

583 Sunday service – Hag Fold, Atherton, Westleigh, Leigh

We are pleased to inform you that from Sunday 23rd April 2017 our contract with Transport for Greater Manchester has been extended for a further two years.

There has been a slight change made to the timetable by TfGM and the final departure from Leigh will now be at 1720.

Please see the new timetable here.

Jim

 

Easter Services

Please be aware that on Good Friday and Easter Monday the only service we are able to operate is our 583 Hag Fold, Atherton, Westleigh, Leigh Circular.  Click here for the timetable.

Normal services on Saturday and back to normal on Tuesday 18th April 2017.

Everyone at Jim Stones would like to wish you a happy Easter

Minor changes to 583 – Leigh to Hag Fold Sunday Service

Dear Passengers

583 – Leigh to Hag Fold Sunday Service

With effect from Sunday 11th December Transport for Greater Manchester have made minor route and timetable changes to Jim Stones Sunday and Blue Diamond Monday to Saturday evening services.

In Atherton the bus stops for Hag Fold will be the two in Mealhouse Lane and the bus stop/terminus in Flapper Fold Lane will no longer be served on the 583 service.

The service has also been re-routed to operate via Water Street, Formby Avenue, Car Bank Street, Somerset Road and Warwick Road and then the normal route to Spa Road with a minor timetable change.

Please ask the driver for a new timetable.

Jim

B1 JYM Damaged by vandals – CCTV

Our brand new bus, B1 JYM, was badly damaged at 5.15pm on Tuesday 15th November 2016.

The incident occurred on Nel Pan Lane near Old Clare Farm.

The vandals can be seen hiding on the lane behind Glover Street and Garden Vale. They are about to leave, when they see our bus, and return to their hiding spot.

As the bus passed, they threw what appeared to be handfuls of stones at the bus – shattering three side windows.

 

We appreciate the video isn’t good enough to recognise faces, but there is enough to identify these criminals. They were also throwing items at passing cars and vans before B1 JYM was targeted.

Fortunately, there were no passengers in the affected section of the bus and whilst a little shaken up at the time, the driver was uninjured and has recovered from the incident. B1 JYM has also made a full recovery to the tune of £1,000 !

If you have any information which may be helpful, you may contact us in strictest confidence.