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Bus Services:

Service 216 –

Mondays to Fridays:

Manchester – Clayton – Droylsden – Audenshaw – Ashton -Under-Lyne

Service 216 times and detailed information from Transport for Greater Manchester.

Service 219 –

Mondays to Fridays:

Stalybridge – Ashton – Openshaw – Manchester

Stopping at:

Stalybridge – Stamford Park (Ashton) – Cockbrook – Ashton-Under-Lyne – Chester Square – Guide Bridge – Audenshaw (Old Pack House) – Fairfield – Higher Openshaw – Openshaw – Beswick – Ardwick – Manchester Piccadilly Station – Manchester (City Centre)

Service 219 times and detailed information from Transport for Greater Manchester.

Service 231 –

Mondays to Fridays:

Ashton – Hartshead – Droylsden – Clayton – Manchester

Stopping at:

Ashton, Bus Station – Tameside General Hospital – Hurst Cross – Droylsden, Sunnyside Road – Clayton, Aldi – Sportcity – Manchester (Piccadilly Gardens)

Service 231 times and detailed information from Transport for Greater Manchester.

Service 53 –

Mondays to Fridays:

Cheetham Hill – Harpurhey – Gorton – Rusholme – Old Trafford – Pendleton

Stopping at:

Cheetham Hill – North Manchester General Hospital – Blackley – Harpurhey – Collyhurst – Sportcity – Beswick – Gorton – Belle Vue – Longsight – Rusholme – University of Manchester – Hulme – Old Trafford – Salford Quays – MediaCityUk – Pendleton.

Service 53 times and detailed information from Transport for Greater Manchester.

Metrolink – Velopark (next to Asda):

The Ashton under Lyne line can be used when travelling to Connell Sixth Form College, the nearest stop is the Velopark (next to Asda) and the College is only a 5 minute walk away.

Ticket information:

Young People aged over 16 years in full time education:

You can have a Scholars Concessionary Permit which allows you to travel for half fare on journeys to and from school or college (before you buy this product check out the Operators own tickets which often represent good value).

  • if you are using more than one operator and are aged between 16 -21 you may wish to consider the System One Young Persons ticket which is available for 7, 28 days or on an annual basis
  • if you only use one bus company contact them as they often have commercial products which represent good value for money.


For detailed and further information on bus services please visit:

Transport for Greater Manchester


For all your journey planning questions, from bus, train and Metrolink tram times to service disruptions and ticketing.

Tel: 0871 200 2233 (7am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and 8am to 8pm at weekends and bank holidays)

Or come and talk to us in the College Office.