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A bus ride from Manchester to Rochdale via Middleton and Castleton
17

A bus ride through urban Manchester to the pennine town of Rochdale

Route No 17
Operater First
Journey time Apprx 55 mins

This is well used bus route with a high frequency Monday to Saturday and Sundays although not as good a frequency still a. what should be considered a good frequency

Timetable download pdf format

 Rochdale Interchange, Sudden Tesco, Castleton, Chesham Avenue, Middleton, Bus Station, Rochdale Road/Victoria Avenue, Collyhurst, Queens Road, Manchester Cross Street, Manchester Shudehill Interchange first and jpt 17 bus times

Click here to download the current 17 Manchester Collyhurst Harpurhey Blackley Middleton Castleton Sudden Rochdale bus timetable in pdf format

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Awaiting departure for Rochdale on a 17 bus at Manchester's Shudehill Interchange

Awaiting Departure at Manchester Shudehill Interchange


view of a Manchester tram ftom a 17 bus thats about to leave Shudehill Interchange

About to leave Shudehill Interchange, Note the Metrolink tram that can be seen in this shot


Shudehill Manchestdr

From the interchange we turn left into Shudehill which we are on now


Rochdale Rd A664 Manchester crossing Swan Street and Miller Street

Shudehill turns into Rochdale Rd the A664 at this point we are at the Junction with Swan St and Miller St which is the Manchester inner ringroad the A665 these two roads we cross make westbound carrigeway of the ring road. It is Swan St we can see in this shot


Crossing the.Manchester inner ring road the A665 on Rochdale Rd the A664

We then cross the A665 Manchester inner ring road eastbound carrigeway


Traveling up Rochdale Rd Manchester about to pass Sudell

Traveling up Rochdale Rd about to pass Sudall St


Rochdale Rd near Collyhurst

Heading along Rochdale Rd near Collyhurst


Passes Bobbys Convieniece Store Rochdale Rd Collyhurst Manchester

Passing Bobbys Convieniece Store in Collyhurst on Rochdale Rd


Passing Michael Kennedy Funeral services Collyhurst

Passing through Collyhurst


Heading away from Collyhurst along Rochdale Rd

Continuing along Rochdale Road away from Collyhurst


On Rochdale Rd crossing Scropton St

As we head along Rochdale Road we cross Sropton St


Rochdale Road Crossing Queens road and then Passing the Manchester Communications Academy

We then cross Queens Rd and pass the Manchester Communications Academy


Rochdale Road approaching Harpuhey from Collyhurst

On Rochdale Rd approaching Harpurhey


Passing the Harpurhey Shopper Rochdale Rd

Passing the Harpurhey Shopper Rochdale Rd


Harpurhey on Rochdale Rd

Entering the main part of Harpurhey on Rochdale Road


Passing Wilkinsons Harpurhey on Rochdale Rd

Passing the Harpurhey branch of Wilkinsons on Rochdale Rd


Passes Mc Donalds Harpurhey

Passing Mc Donalds Harpurhey as we proceed along Rochdale Rd


Harpurhey Library

Passing Harpurhey Library


Heading out of Harpurhey on a 17 bus towards Rochdale

Heading out of Harpurhey


A664 Rochdale Road near Boggart Hole Clough and Blackley

Heading along Rochdale Road towards Blackley


Passing Boggart Hole Clough

Passing through Blackley. In this shot we are passing Boggart Hole Clough


Blackley Greater Manchester

Heading away from Blackley on Rochdale Rd the A664


Climbing away From Blackley on Rochdale Rd

Continuing along Rochdale Rd the A664


A664 Rochdale Rd between Blackely and Higher Blackley

Climbing up Rochdale Rd towards Higher Blackely


Continuing up Rochdale Rd towards Higher Blackley

Getting nearer to Higher Blackley on Rochdale Rd the A664


Higher Blackley from a number 17 bus on Rochdale Rd

Higher Blackley


Passes the Higher Blackley Library and Learning Centre

We pass the Higher Blackley Library and Learning centre


Crossing the M60 outer Manchester ring road on Rochdale Rd the A664 at Higher Blackley

Shortly afterwards we cross the M60 Motorway the Outer Manchester Ring road as we continue along Rochdale Rd the A664
this strech of the M60 is used in my
journey from Sheffield to Sheffield via the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District
Part of the M60 is used in my
bus ride from Manchester to Burnley
The M60 can also be seen being crossed in my
bus ride from Manchester to Huddersfield
my
train ride from Sheffield to Manchester via New Mills stopping style
my
bus ride from Manchester to Bolton
my
bus ride from Derby to Manchester
and my
train ride from Manchester to Chester



Entering Middleton on Manchester New Road the A664

Almost Immediately after crosing the M60 we enter Middleton and Rochcdale Rd becomes Manchester New Rd which we are on now


junction of Moss Lane and Manchester New Road an entrance to Alkrington Garden Village

As we travel along Manchester New Road we pass the end of Moss Lane which is an entrance to Alkrington Garden Village which the sign is welcoming you to


Mainway Middleton Alkrington Garden Village

We then pass the end of Mainway


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Manchester New Rd Middleton

Continuing along Manchester New Rd the A664 towards Middleton


Passing Alkrington Green on Manchester New Road on a 17 bus

We pass Alkrington Green as we travel alon Manchester New Rd


Mill Fold Rd Middleton Greater Manchester

Passing the end of Mill Fold Road as we head towards Middleton on Manchester New Rd


We then hit a roundabout in Middleton town centre

As we approach Middleton town centre we come to a roundabout


Approaching Middleton bus station Greater Manchester

That brings us to Middleton Bus Station that can be seen in this shot


Middleton Shopping Centre next to Middleton Bus station from a 17 bus

We can see the the Middleton Shopping centre as we pull into Middleton Bus Station


Awaiting departure for Rochdale on a 17 bus at Middleton Buz station

Awaiting departure for Rochdale at Middleton Bus Station


Middleton Way Greater Manchester

As we leave the bus station we pull out onto Middleton Way


Oldham Road Middleton

We go back onto the roundabout and then turn onto Oldham Rd which we are doing in this shot


Warwick Mill Middleton

We pass Warwick Mill as we travel along Oldham Road


Warwick Mill Oldham Rd Middleton Greater Manchester

This is an imposing structure


turning onto Assheton Way Middleton

We then go onto another roundabout and then turn onto Assheton Way


Passes the Middleton Arena

We the pass the Middleton Arena
For more information on the Middleton Arena visit their website


Assheton Way Approaching Long St

We then approach another roundabout just after the Middleton Arena


Long St the A664 Middleton

And turn onto Long St the A664


Heading up Long Street Middleton on a17 bus

Heading up Long St the A664


King St Middleton Greater Manchester

Passing King St as we head up Long St. At this point Long St becomes Rochdale Rd the A664


Cheap Side Middleton

Passing the junction with Cheap Side as we head up Rochdale Rd the A664


Passes the Rochdale Rd Medical Centre

We pass the Rochdale Rd Medical Centre


Rochdale Rd Middleton

Heading out of Middleton along the A664 Rochdale Rd


A First Manchester bus number 17 bus on Rochdale Road heading towards Middleton

An unusual shot of a 17 bus traveling in the opposite direction as we head away from Middleton on Rochdale Rd


Rochdale Rd between Middleton and Castleton Greater Manchester

Carrying on along Rochdale Rd away from Middleton


Rochdale Rd the A664

Further along Rochdale Rd


Passes the Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School

Passing the Cardinal Langley Roman Catholic High School on Rochdale Rd


Further along Rochdale Rd towards Castleton

Yet still further along Rochdale Rd


Rochdale Canal bieng crossed on a 17 bus on Rochdale Rd

We then cross the Rochdale Canal that can be seen in this shot
To see more of the Rochdale canal see my
Walk from the White House Black Stone Edge to Hebden Bridge
It also gets a mention in my
Museum of Science and Industry Manchester lunatictravel.com style


We then come to a roundabout at the start of the A627 M and swing left along Rochdale Rd that we have just done in this shot

We then come to a roundabout at the start of the A627 M and swing left along Rochdale Rd that we have just done in this shot


Rochdale Rd towards Castleton Manchester

Continuing on along Rochdale Rd the A664


passes the All In One Garden Centre Rochdale Rd

Passing the All In One Garden Centre on Rochdale Rd. Shortly after this point the road becomes Manchester Rd


On Manchester Rd Passing the junction with Thornham New Rd at the Junction Pub

On Manchester Rd Passing the junction with Thornham New Rd at the Junction Pub


About to cross under the M62 motorway on Manchester Rd the A664

About to pass under the M62 motorway on Manchester Rd. The Embankment of the motorway can just be seen in left of this shot
The M62 is used in my
bus ride from Leeds to Hull
It is seen to be crossed in my
train ride from Sheffield to Leeds
my
bus ride from Goole to Hull
my
bus ride from Doncaster to Goole
my
train ride from Manchester to Chester
my
bus ride from Leeds to Huddersfield
my
bus ride from Wakefield to Leeds
and my
bus ride from Halifax to Huddersfield


Passing Newchurch st on Manchester Rd

On Manchester Rd passing the end of Newchurch St


Passing the Junction of Queensway on Manchester Rd at the Zeera Indian Restaurant

Passing the junction of Queensway on Manchester Road at the Zeera Indian Restaurant


Crossing the Rochdale Canal on Manchester Rd at Castleton Greater Manchester

We cross the Rochdale Canal again at Castleton on Manchester Rd


Manchester Rd Castleton the A664

Passing through Castleton on Manchester Rd the A664


Castleton Railway Station Greater Manchester

Castleton Station, this is the Manchester Victoria to Leeds line Via Rochdale, Todmorden, Hebbden Bridge, Halifax and Bradford


Passing the end of Royle Barn Rd Castleton on Manchester Rd

As we travel through Castleton on Manchester Rd we pass the end of Royle Barn Rd


Manchester Rd Castleton

Continuing along Manchester Rd the A664


Passes the Royal Toby Hotel Manchester Rd the A664

We pass the Royal Toby Hotel as we travel along Manchester Rd


Approaching the A664 Junction witht A58 Bolton Rd this is also the Junction with Silk St

Approaching the A664 Junction witht A58 Bolton Rd this is also the Junction with Silk St. Another 17 can be seen coming in the opposite direction
My bus ride from
Bolton to Rochdale
joins us here. We will be taking a slightly different route to this bus into Rochdale Interchange though


Manchester Road A58 Junction with Edinburgh Way Rochdale

Manchester Rd has now become the A58 and we are passing its junction with Edinburgh Way


The A58 Manchester Rd heading towards Rochdale

Continuing up Manchester Rd the A58


Passes the Church of Jesus Christ Later Day saints Manchester Rd Rochdale

Passing the Church of Jesus Christ Later Day Saints on Manchester Rd the A58


Getting nearer to Rochdale on the A58 Manchester Rd

Continuing along Manchester Rd the A58 towards Rochdale town centre


Turning right into Drake St off Manchester Rd Rochdale

We then take a right into Drake St which we are about to do in this shot


Drake St Rochdale

Continuing along Drake St


Passes the Nelson Hotel Drake St Rochdale

passing the Nelson Hotel on Drake St


Drake St getting nearer to Rochdale town centre

Drake heading towards Rochdale town centre


Metolink under construction in Drake Stree Rochdale 2013

As we head nearer to Rochdale town centre on Drake St we can see Metrolink (Manchester trams) under construction but obviously these tracks are almost ready for use these shots were taken in November 2013


Tram tracks Drake St Rochdale

Tram Tracks Drake Street Rochdale


Junction of Oldham Road and Drake St

On Drake St Approaching its junction with Oldham Rd


Drake St and Oldham Rd with tram tracks

The junction of Drake St and Oldham Rd


Drake St Rochdale November 2013

Continuing down Drake St with tram tracks for company


Water St Rochdale

We then turn right into Water St which we are about to do in this shot


junction of Water St and Baron St

As we head down Water St we pass its junction with Baron St
At this point the bus turns left into the new Rochdale Interchange that opened on Sunday the 17th November 2013. This journey was made 6 days before the Interchange opened but has been updated.
The final part of the jouney into Rochdale bus station that was valid for 6 days only and is now historic can be seen lower down the page


Pulling up in Rochdale Interchange on a 17 bus from Manchester

Pulling up at Rochdale Interchange. The shots pulling into the Interchange had been taken of a 17 bus on 3rd December 2013 for the purposes of updating


Looking into Rochdale Interchange from a 17 bus

Looking into the Interchange while disembarking


Inside Rochdale Interchange

Inside Rochdale Interchange


Rochdale Interchange

View of Rochdale Interchange from outside


Rochdale Town Centre Metrolink tram stop

Rochdale Town Centre Metrolink tram stop. This stands in front of the new Rochdale Interchange. This shot was taken on 30/4/14 and the stop is fully open


Rochdale Town Hall clock tower

The clock tower Rochdale town hall




The now historic final section of the 17 bus route from Manchester to Rochdale

Molesworth St Rochdale with a 540 national Express coach from London Victoria coach station

We then turn left from Water St into Molesworth St which we are about to do in this shot. Here we can see a 540 National Express coach from London Victoria about to reach the end of its journey in the same bus station as us


Minky Factory Rochdale Greater Manchester

We pass the Minky factory


Rochdale Bus station from Smith st off a17 bus

We then turn left into Smith St and Rochdale Bus Station comes into sight our terminus


Rochdale Bus station Greater Manchester

Another view of Rochdale Bus Station


Pulling up at Rochdale Bus Station

We then pull up at our final stop


Inside Rochdale bus station 11th November 2013

Inside Rochdale Bus Station


Looking up at the old Rochdale bus station from Rochdale Interchange

Looking up at the old Rochdale bus station from Rochdale Interchange shortly after its closure given that the lights are on the car park above still seemed to be in use at that time. Note the Manchester tram (Metrolink) not yet in service but obviously parked there for tests


The old Rochdale bus station being demolished March 2014

The old Rochdale bus station being pulled down in March 2014


The old Rochdale bus station being knocked down

A slightly different view of its demolition


The old Rochdale bus station no longer there April 30th 2014

Then it was gone April 30th 2014


The old Rochdale bus station vanished into a heap of rubble

Again a slightly different view



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