85 and 86 bus question

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Re: 85 and 86 bus question

Postby Sarah_B » Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:44 pm

Thank you for your replies and I'll continue to wait for the 86 and let the 85 go past.

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Re: 85 and 86 bus question

Postby ollie_the_brave » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:07 pm

Oh thank God. I was proper worried then. Massive concerns for your bus journey.

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Re: 85 and 86 bus question

Postby annie » Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:46 pm

ollie_the_brave wrote:Oh thank God. I was proper worried then. Massive concerns for your bus journey.


Such a charmer :roll:
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Re: 85 and 86 bus question

Postby FurFoxAche » Sat Dec 14, 2013 8:50 pm

I think the timetable actually says the 85 takes 7 minutes longer than the 86 (chorlton bus stn to picc gardens). The problem with the 85 is the 7000 stops on Alexandra Road.

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Re: 85 and 86 bus question

Postby blenkinsop » Sun Dec 15, 2013 12:29 am

Phew, glad that's sorted then. Had to have a lie down in a darkened room, due to the stress and anxiety, caused by this diabolical quandary.

I catch a taxi into / out of town, which I can highly recommend.

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Re: 85 and 86 bus question

Postby Edwinacurry » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:17 pm

I like the fact that we can ask fairly mundane thing on this site and get a reply. We don't always want heavy political arguments a la that effing path!

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Re: 85 and 86 bus question

Postby Richard_H » Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:46 pm

Can anyone explain how someone is meant to know if the 86 bus will stop on Barlow Moor Road or on the inset road near the diving club when it arrives at Chorlton Bus Station?

I've found that the ones that I think are meant to stop on the inset road sometimes just fly by, particularly if they're late. I stand on the pavement by Barlow Moor Road to flag them down now.

I've heard more than one person say they walk to the next stop further down the road to resolve the issue.

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Re: 85 and 86 bus question

Postby Edwinacurry » Sun Dec 15, 2013 8:04 pm

Definitely wait on the road, then casually saunter into the lay-by if that's where the bus turns.

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Re: 85 and 86 bus question

Postby stephennewton » Mon Dec 16, 2013 12:30 pm

blenkinsop wrote:I catch a taxi into / out of town, which I can highly recommend.

Do you stick to black cabs? I ask because Manchester minicab drivers are totally clueless. I've never had one who knows how to approach Piccadilly train station.

As for busses, I'm surprised anyone's using them given that the metrolink is so much quicker, cleaner and even cheaper. But if you have to the 86 is less bad than the 85.

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Re: 85 and 86 bus question

Postby FurFoxAche » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:03 pm

stephennewton wrote:
blenkinsop wrote:I catch a taxi into / out of town, which I can highly recommend.

Do you stick to black cabs? I ask because Manchester minicab drivers are totally clueless. I've never had one who knows how to approach Piccadilly train station.

As for busses, I'm surprised anyone's using them given that the metrolink is so much quicker, cleaner and even cheaper. But if you have to the 86 is less bad than the 85.


Depends on where you're going though surely? You wouldn't get the met for Oxford road for instance.

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Re: 85 and 86 bus question

Postby gitface » Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:41 am

FurFoxAche wrote:Depends on where you're going though surely? You wouldn't get the met for Oxford road for instance.


I do. It's only a 12ish minute walk from St Peter's Square to Brunswick Street / Oxford Road. Beats the hell out of waiting for a bus that may or may not ever arrive...

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Re: 85 and 86 bus question

Postby FurFoxAche » Tue Dec 17, 2013 7:14 pm

And that differs from Metrolink how? :lol:

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Re: 85 and 86 bus question

Postby Pearl » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:07 am

Speaking of trams and buses, on 18th December the Transport for Greater Manchester website has the following message on its Christmas Services page:

Christmas service information will appear here when available.

Not even a pdf of their perfectly serviceable paper leaflet . . .

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Re: 85 and 86 bus question

Postby Pearl » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:13 am

Whoops, to be fair, TFGM do have a more informative page, it just doesn't show up so well in google:

http://www.tfgm.com/journey_planning/Pa ... stmas.aspx


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