School Bus Services

September 2023 School Bus Timetable for the 781 & 788 Service (click on the image to enlarge)

Cardinal Langley High School 2024-2025

Timetable for the No. 17 Service (Manchester – Middleton – Rochdale)
17 Timetable (from 30th May 2021)

Over the coming weeks, timings for school bus services may change. For the most up to date information about services to and from school, please visit the Cardinal Langley page of the Transport for Greater Manchester(TfGM) website:

Currently the information for school bus services on the TfGM website is linked to a pdf document but, over the coming weeks, live times will be added into the TfGM system and linked to on the page. This will allow students to accurately see in real time at what time services will arrive and depart from their bus stops and the full route mapped out.

Information from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Information for students, parents and guardians

Please consider using the articles below in your communications with students and parents/guardians.

Igo card applications and summer drop-in sessions

If you’re 11-16 you’ll need an igo card to travel using child tickets on buses and trams in Greater Manchester.

We’re on hand to help at five pop-up stalls at interchanges across Greater Manchester this summer. Simply drop by between 10am – 2pm to speak to staff and get your application in early:

  • Friday 19 July: Bolton Interchange
  • Thursday 25 July: Bury Interchange
  • Friday 2 August: Altrincham Interchange
  • Wednesday 7 August: Stockport Interchange
  • Wednesday 14 August: Shudehill Interchange

Make sure you bring:

  • A passport-sized colour photo of the child that’s applying.
  • Proof of name and age of the child applying: a copy (not original) of your birth certificate, adoption certificate, medical card, passport or EU/EEA card. Please do not bring original documents.
  • Payment (for the £10 fee).

You can also apply for an igo card by post or at an Information and Ticket Office. Visit for more information.

It can take up to two weeks to process your igo card application, so make sure you apply in plenty of time for the start of the new term.

School Leavers (Year 11) – ‘Our Pass’

If you’re 16-18 and a school leaver starting college or sixth form in September you can now apply for ‘Our Pass’ to get free bus travel across Greater Manchester.

Visit to watch a video showing how to apply and be sure to get your application in early to have it for the start of term.

TravelSafe this summer

Make sure you have a great summer and get out and about on buses and trams safely and responsibly. You can get advice and tips for you and your friends at

The TravelSafe Partnership is working hard to keep everyone safe on the transport network. Find out more and how to report incidents online at