Greater Manchester bus route 1
|Operator||First Greater Manchester|
|Start||Manchester Piccadilly station|
Spinningfields/The Avenue (peak only)
Metroshuttle is a partnership between Transport for Greater Manchester, Manchester City Council, National Car Parks and the property developer Allied London. The service is zero-fare (free) and does not require any tickets or passes. Allied London own the Spinningfields mixed-use development that is served by the route.
Metroshuttle route 1 began operating in September 2002 and replaced the previous Centreline city centre operation. First Manchester was chosen by Transport for Greater Manchester to operate the service with a fleet of Optare Solos. On 7 November 2010, First Manchester commenced a further contract with hybrid Optare Versas introduced. In July 2014, three electric Optare Versas were introduced.