Reinstate the X41 bus in Manchester

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On Monday 31st October I was left in dire circumstances, when I discovered that Stagecoach Manchester had cancelled my beloved X41 bus route.

This is a situation which hits home for me. The X41 was the first ever bus I rode, the first ever bus I rode without my parents, the first bus I rode whilst feeling like a man. Without it I feel like I have an emptiness inside of me, a void which I fear I never may be able to fill.

Not only does this have an emotional impact on my life, it also has a practical impact. The X41 is the bus I take to college, it enables me to learn and to gain the skills in life which will let me succeed. Without my bus, I fear I will be too distracted with travel arrangements to pass my BTEC which I have worked so hard on the past couple of years.

The way Stagecoach have conducted themselves over this situation is a complete disgrace, they didn't even give any notice of the busses cancellation. It is not professional, and not morally right to leave a poor 17 year old lad, who is short of change, miles from home on the day of halloween, especially in a city which is rife with maniacs dressed as murderous clowns. It was like living in a real life halloween nightmare. Is it not fair to ask for a simple statement from Stagecoach giving notice of the cancellation?

I'm making this petition to achieve one thing, the reinstatement of the X41 bus route. I plea to you to sign this petition and make a change to get Manchesters public transport back on the right track.

If Stagecoach or any of you have any questions please feel free to email me at

Thank you and I hope you feel the same way I do.

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