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Sheffield to Buxton service 65
Sheffield to Buxton service 65
Buxton to Macclesfield service 58
Manchester to Macclesfield service 130

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A bus ride from Manchester to Huddersfield.
The number 184 bus.



This is a bus ride of many contrasts from Manchester city centre, inner city, old mill towns and wild moorland.
This journey is also featured in my
Sheffield to Sheffield via Chesterfield, Nottingham, Manchester, and Huddersfield
trip.

Take the 184 service from Oldham street Manchester city centre to Huddersfield bus station. Operator First journey time about 1 hour 40 mins frequency Once hourly during the day. A word of warning the last bus is just after 5pm check times. The service 184 is a frequent service from Manchester but most of them do not go as far as Huddersfield so ensure the bus you board is going all the way to Huddersfield
Timetable download pdf format

Download the 184 timetable bus times

Click here to download the current 184 Manchester Failsworth Oldham Lees Grotton Uppermill Diggle Standedge Marsden Slaithwaite Huddersfield bus timetable in pdf format

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Spending any time in Manchester
why not visit

Museum of Science and Industry Manchester


Oldham Street Manchester.

Oldham Street Manchester city centre.





Piccadilly gardens  Manchester.

Pulling out of Oldham St looking accross Piccadilly Manchester.





 Start of the A62 Oldham Road towards Failsworth and Oldham.


Start of the A62 Oldham Rd towards Failsworth, Oldham, Huddersfield and Leeds. Before the M62 was built this was the main road from Manchester to Leeds.

The opposite end of the A62 can be seen in my
bus ride from Leeds to Huddersfield

The 184 will be using a lot of this road on its journey to Huddersfield but the route does also divert onto other roads for some parts of the Journey.





Heading away from Manchester city centre on the A62 this a good wide road.

Heading away from Manchester city centre on the A62 this a good wide road.





In places it does narrow down. Newton Heath.

Passing through Newton Heath, In places the road does narrow down. Some of the surrounding buildings look as if they have seen better days.





Sign Warning of when transpennine routes are closed due to heavy snowfall on the A62 near Failsworth.

Bearing in mind where this road is headed to the wild upland pennines the sign in this shot taken near Failsworth warns motorists of the transpennine routes that are closed due to heavy snowfall. During winter this can be quite frequent.





Passing Baldy Bobs Bar Failsworth.

Passing Baldy Bobs Bar Failsworth





 M60 Manchester ring road at Hollinswood.

Just after Failsworth we leave the A62 and cross the M60 Manchester ring road and go into Hollinswood.
Interestingly we pass under this bridge on my
Sheffield to Sheffield via the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District
trip.
Part of the M60 is also used in my
bus ride from Manchester to Burnley
The M60 can also be seen being crossed in my
train ride from Manchester to Chester
my
bus ride from Manchester to Rochdale
and my
train ride from Sheffield to Manchester via New Mills stopping style






Hollinswood

Passing through Hollinswood.





Between Hollinswood and Oldham

Between Hollinswood and Oldham.





Oldham bus station.

Oldham bus station.





Oldham town centre

Oldham town centre. The Pennines can be seen in the distance.





Manchester tram metro link been built in Oldham 2012

After leaving Oldham town centre we rejoin the A62 for a short distance before turning up Lees Rd. In this shot the construction of the Oldham extension of the Manchester Metro Link is taking place where it crosses the A62 just outside Oldham town centre in September 2012. This view will never be repeated.





Approaching Leesbrook Mill an old cotton mill just before Lees.

Approaching Leesbrook just before Lees. These type of buildings are very common in North West England and many can be seen along the route of the 184.





The old boundary between Lancashire and Yorkshire at Lees Oldham

A little bit of History. Passing the original boundary between Yorkshire and Lancashire at Lees. Today the historic boundary is well within Greater Manchester. Interestingly though you will notice the style of some of the older buildings we are now passing are the same as those that are very common but virtually unique to West Yorkshire. Look for the Narrow smaller windows these are a giveaway.





Snow warning sign just before Uppermill.

A snow warning sign on the approach to Uppermill. If the lights are flashing the road over the pennines is shut due to heavy snowfall.
The main Manchester to Leeds railway line can be seen in the left of this shot.





The Huddersfield canal at Uppermill

Crossing the Huddersfield canal at Uppermill. This canal is one of 3 transpennine canals the other 2 been the Leeds Liverpool canal and the Rochdale canal. The Huddersfield canal in part links the North sea with the Irish sea as well as been linked to the rest of the English canal system and linking the cities and towns of Yorkshire with the cities and towns of of North West England. It makes its Transpennine crossing through the Standedge canal tunnel that passes under the hills we are about to cross. This must have been a mind boggling feat of engineering for canal builders of over 200 years ago. To think before the canals the only way of moving goods over the pennines was by Packhorse. After the canal was opened heavy goods could be moved easily by boat enabling the industrial revolution to really take off. As the the railway superseded the canals Standedge tunnel gradually fell into dissuse and lay closed for many years but now thanks to tourism the tunnel has been restored and reopened in recent times restoring the original links.





Uppermill

Uppermill





Stop road closed sign Between Uppermill and Diggle

The final warning about the route accross the pennines been closed during heavy snowfall between Uppermill and Diggle.





The Huddersfield canal at Diggle.

Crossing the Huddersfield canal at Diggle.





Diggle

Passing through Diggle. Diggle and Uppermill is where the majority of 184's terminate.





Climbing out of Diggle.

Starting our climb to Standedge summit.





Views back towards Manchester

The view looking back towards Oldham and Manchester as we climb.





Climbing to the top of the Pennines feels like the roof of the world.


Climbing to the top of the Pennines feels like the roof of the world.







 Rejoining. the A62 just before Standedge summit.


Rejoining the A62 just before Standege summit.




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The last bus stop in Greater Manchester Standedge summit A62

Passing the last bus bus stop in Greater Manchester just before Standedge summit. The Pennine way long distance walk from Edale to Kirk Yeltholm is crossed just beyond this point. The signpost for the Pennines way can just be seen in this shot.





The Great Western Inn Standedge.

Passing the Great Western Inn just after Standedge summit we are now back in Yorkshire.





A62 near Marsden West Yorkshire.

Dropping down towards Marsden.





 Above the eastern entrance to Standedge canal and train tunnels.

We are now above the eastern entrances to Standedge canal and train tunnels. The main Manchester to Leeds railway can be clearly seen in this shot and if you look closely you can just see the Huddersfield canal in the bottom left hand corner.





Entering Marsden.

Entering Marsden.


To see A bus ride form Diggle to Marsden over Standedge summit taken off a 184 Manchester to Huddersfield bus in a White out.
click here
Next time Sheffield buses come off the road remember this video First Manchester don't stop so easily.


On the A62 between Marsden and Slaithewaite

On the A62 between Marsden and Slaithewaite





Slaithewaite

Passing through Slaithewaite this is where the famous tv drama where the heart is was filmed.





On the A62 on the outskirts of Huddersfield.

On the A62 on the outskirts of Huddersfield.





Passing under the Huddersfield to Sheffield railway line just outside Huddersfield town centre.

Passing under the Huddersfield to Sheffield railway line just outside Huddersfield town centre.





Entering Huddersfield town centre.

Entering Huddersfield town centre.





Huddersfield bus station.

Arriving at Huddersfield bus station

From Huddersfield there are some good and frequent bus routes to Leeds so the journey from Manchester to Leeds can be made on two stage carrige buses by using the 184 from Manchester to Huddersfield and then continuing on any of the Huddersfield to Leeds buses. One of these bus routes is the 229
see my
bus ride from Leeds to Huddersfield
for more details

Also see my
bus ride from Halifax to Huddersfield


The bus will drop you in Huddersfield bus station if you are following link it it is only a short walk to the railway station.

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