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December 2018

smart-day-junior-igoTransport for Greater Manchester will no longer be selling our 7 Day and 28 Day AnyBus Travelcards as paper ticket. Instead pupils will need to ensure that they have an igo card (available from Transport for Greater Manchester) which is smart enable. They will use this card to load their travelcards directly.
Many children will already have an igo card as it is an ID card to prove they are under 16, and therefore able to buy the concessionary fare. However, if they currently buy System One/get me there Travelcards they will need to ensure they have an igo to purchase the ticket and not just solely for ID.





September 2018

Updated?Bus?Timetable for 2018-19

AGGS Bus timetable 2018-19



July 2018

Bus Services for Academic Year 2018-19

Please find attached the school bus timetable for AGGS for the 2018-19 academic year.

There are a number of changes to improve punctuality and some services across Trafford have had a number of route changes, the full details of the changes are shown within the attached timetable.

I would highlight that whilst we have been able to retain most school bus services across the area, it is essential that we continue to maximise the usage of students on the services.

Should parents wish to contact us then they need to do this through our contact centre so that their details can be logged – telephone on 0161 244 1000 or e-mail?

Michael Moore
Service Planning Officer
Transport for Greater Manchester




July 2018

School Bus Fares

See below?some?changes to Transport for Greater Manchester’s (TfGM) school bus service fares, which are increasing in line with inflation.

From September 2018, the following fare changes will apply:

* Single fares will increase from £1.30 to £1.35;

* Non Igo fare will increase from £1.70 to £1.75;

* Return tickets will increase from £2.20 to £2.30; and

* Weekly tickets will increase from £7 to £7.30.

There are a number of other school bus services on which fares are set by the operator. These services be unaffected by these changes.

Full details on this and also those services where school returns and school weekly tickets are available/accepted will be provided on the TfGM website before the start of the new school year.

If you require any further information regarding school bus fares, please contact TfGM on 0161 244 1000.

Jenny Coates
Service Planning Officer TfGM



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24th March 2016

An introduction to School buses and concessionary fares for students in Greater Manchester

Passengers can pay a fare to the driver for each journey shown on this timetable. However, students will need to show an IGO pass to travel at the concessionary (reduced) fare. If students do not have an IGO pass, they will have to pay a higher fare.

Most of the journeys shown in this timetable are funded by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).? The majority of TfGM funded services charge a standard fare, although some journeys do have additional fare bands.? Daily return tickets are available on many services. In some cases, the return ticket can also be used for travel on other journeys which serve similar areas – even if it is provided by a different operator.

If a daily return ticket is available on TfGM funded services, students can also buy a weekly scholars ticket, which costs £6.50.? These are available from the bus driver on all services where they are applicable. To help the driver, please try to have the correct fare when buying your ticket.

A summary of fares and ticketing information on all school services included in this timetable can be found at

There are also a small number of TfGM funded services where the operator sets the fares. You will need to check with the operator what fares are available.

Yellow School Buses

This timetable also shows the journeys operated by Yellow School Buses.

Yellow School Bus journeys have special travel conditions and can only be used by students who hold a Yellow School Bus pass which is valid for that journey (in addition to an IGO pass).? Students who wish to use a Yellow School Bus should go to for details on how to apply for a pass.

The IGO Pass

All students between the ages of 11 and 16 need an IGO pass if they wish to travel at the concessionary (reduced fare) rate on buses.

The IGO pass is like an ID card and proves that the student is aged 16 or under. It must be carried on all journeys and shown to the driver before paying the fare.

The IGO pass costs £5 and can only be bought by students who live, or go to school in Greater Manchester.

More information on IGO and an application form to get an IGO pass is on the TfGM website at

(Please note: students who are entitled to a free Scholars Travel Pass for journeys between home and school and students aged between 16 and 19 who have a Scholars Concessionary Pass, do not need an IGO Pass for these journeys) AGGS - 2016-2017 Educational season ticketNorthern Educational Season Tickets for under 16’s:

Click here to apply to: Northern – AGGS 2016-2017 Educational season ticket

AGGS Bus Timetable for 2018-19