Rosso bus routes to be covered by TfGM until end of July

Date published: 08 June 2022

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is running minibuses to cover several bus routes in Rochdale until the end of July.

The R1/R8, R9/R10 and 457 services operated by Rosso have been replaced in the evenings by Local Link until Saturday 23 July, with regular services resuming on Sunday 24 July.

Local Link allows anyone living in areas underserved by public transport services to book shared minibuses for local journeys.

Pre-booking is required for Local Link and the service will run at similar times to previous timetables. The operating hours are as follows:

  • 457 (Littleborough – Shore – Caldermoor – Stansfield – Rochdale) – 6.50pm to 11.55pm
  • R1 (Rochdale – Rochdale Infirmary – Shawclough – Buckley – Syke) – 6.45pm to 10.55pm
  • R8 (Rochdale – Broadhalgh – Bamford – Shawfield – Norden) – 6.45pm to 10.55pm
  • R9 (Rochdale – Shaw – Buckstones Estate – Turf Hill circular) – 7.05pm to 11pm
  • R10 (Rochdale Turf Hill – Shaw – Newhey – Milnrow circular) – 7.05pm to 11pm

To register for this service, call TfGM’s Contact Centre on 0161 244 1000 or complete an online registration form at

Journeys can be booked between one hour and 7 days before you want to travel, with pick-up arranged within 10 minutes either side of the agreed time.

For more information on ticket prices and which bus passes are accepted on Local Link services, visit

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