Route 147 runs every 10 minutes, Monday to Friday only. The last bus leaves Piccadilly Station Bus Stop D on Fairfield Street (underneath the bridge) at 17:50 for one last circuit. Route 147 is a low emission, hybrid electric bus service and so produces 35% less carbon dioxide emissions than a standard-sized diesel engine.
Made by Volvo, Route 147 hybrid electric buses have a smaller diesel engine than normal, plus an electric engine powering the bus independently or jointly. When the bus brakes, the brake energy is utilised and stored in a battery, which then drives the electric engine when the bus accelerates again.
Its greener yes. But its also quieter as a major advantage of this hybrid electric technology is that the engine switches off automatically when the bus stops. The bus restarts only with the help of the electric engine, with the diesel engine not kicking in until the bus reaches 15 miles an hour. So at traffic lights, junctions and bus stops the bus is quieter and exhaust free. Regular driver training ensures customer comfort is optimised and CO2 savings are maximised.
Click here for the 147 Timetable and information.
Any other route enquiries please contact Transport for Greater Manchester on 0161 244 1000 or use any of the links below: