Oldham joins the Bee Network


Oldham is now part of Bee Network joining Rochdale, parts of Bury, Manchester and Salford.

Half of all buses in Greater Manchester are now under local control with all buses in Greater Manchester becoming part of of the Bee Network by January 2025.

The Bee Network is part of Greater Manchester’s integrated, accessible and affordable ‘London-style’ transport system, which will change the way people travel across the city region. It launched on 24 September 2023, with the successful implementation of the first phase of bus franchising across Wigan, Bolton and parts of Bury and Salford.

Joining the Bee Network offers Oldham residents immediate benefits such as enhanced safety with the addition of a further 30 new TravelSafe officers, substantial savings with the new AnyBus + Tram tickets and the introduction of 50 new Zero Emission Buses and 84 new Euro 6 compliant buses to encourage sustainable travel. Additionally, the integration into the Bee Network will see improved service frequencies, extended operating hours, and better connections across the community, including immediate enhancements to key routes like the 52, 59, 83, 350, and 409.

Oldham Council has introduced the first TfGM Travel Shop inside Spindles Shopping Centre. . For more information on the Bee Network and how it affects you,  contact the TfGM customer contact centre at 0161 244 1000.