Greater Manchester bus route 1

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Metroshuttle 1
Manchester Metroshuttle bus 49106 (YJ60 KDF), 2 March 2012.jpg
Overview
OperatorFirst Greater Manchester
VehicleOptare Versa
Route
StartManchester Piccadilly station
ViaChinatown
Spinningfields/The Avenue (peak only)
Deansgate
The Village
Service
Frequency6 minutes
Operates07:00-19:00
FareFree
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Metroshuttle 1 operates in Manchester city centre from Manchester Piccadilly station via Manchester city centre, Chinatown, Manchester Town Hall and Manchester Arndale.[1]

Metroshuttle is a partnership between Transport for Greater Manchester, Manchester City Council, National Car Parks and the property developer Allied London.[2] 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.[1]

History[edit]

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.[3] In July 2014, three electric Optare Versas were introduced.[4]

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