All services operated by First Manchester from Oldham into Greater Manchester will become part of the Bee Network from 24 March.

The depot on Wallshaw Street, Oldham will transfer to Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) with Bee Network services operated by Stagecoach.

We will continue to provide updates and helpful information about this change to Oldham bus services, so please visit this page regularly in the coming weeks or follow us on X for the latest details.

Until Sunday 24 March, please continue to visit the main First Manchester website for all the information you need to travel on our services in Oldham and the Greater Manchester area.

Tickets and Refunds

To support customers with future travel planning and avoid any confusion in the lead up to the change on Sunday 24 March, we will be removing certain First Manchester tickets from sale on the following dates:

Yearly tickets –  removed

Monthly tickets – remove from sale on 23 February

All other tickets - remove from sale 17 March 

Customers who have purchased an Yearly or Monthly ticket will be able to claim a refund. Please click the link for full details of how to apply. refunds

Frequently Asked Questions 

All First Manchester tickets purchased and used up to 23:59 on Saturday 23 March will be valid for travel on First Manchester services.

No. You will need to claim a refund for any unused part of your First Manchester ticket. This can be done by visiting the refund page here  You will need to purchase a new ticket for the Bee Network. Details can be found on the TfGM website here Remember, you can also choose to pay on the bus.

Refunds for eligible yearly and monthly tickets which can no longer be used from 24 March will be calculated according to number of days/weeks/months remaining on the ticket from this date. Details on how to make a claim can be found here  

No, we’re sorry as this will not be possible. Please ensure that you do not purchase a First Manchester weekly ticket for travel after the 24 March.