Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Victorian Post Box and Green Bus

In the foreground is a Victorian postbox M3 116 originally located at Knott Mill Station, junction of Deansgate and Chester Road, but now across the road from Deansgate Station (as it is now called) on Whitworth Street West.

In the background is one of the Manchester city centre Metroshuttles, free buses that link the main rail stations, car parks, shopping areas and businesses in Manchester city centre. Metroshuttle buses run from Piccadilly, Salford Central, Victoria, Oxford Road and Deansgate rail stations. There are three circular routes covering the main areas in the city centre. The service is funded by Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester, NCP and Allied London. The diesel-electric hybrid vehicles use less fuel and produce lower emissions than most standard buses and are made possible through the Green Bus Fund from the Department for Transport.

A contribution to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.


  1. The old and the new, side by side, one the most interesting things about the UK


  2. Free buses? How nice! I love the juxtaposition of the old and the new.

  3. Wonderful contrast between modern bus and classic post box.

  4. very nice!!! have a good Tuesday

    much love...

  5. The old and the new make a striking balance