Doing Buses Differently - Consultation on Proposed Franchising Scheme

Consultation Outcome Reports

Main documents

Consultation Document

This Consultation Document sets out why Greater Manchester Combined Authority believes it needs to change Greater Manchester’s bus market, and the reasons why it believes bus franchising is the right way to do this. It also sets out the Proposed Franchising Scheme and how it could be introduced, and seeks views on the proposals.

Individual Chapters

  1. Introduction
  2. Executive Summary
  3. Description of the Proposed Franchising Scheme
  4. Assessment Summary
  5. Strategic Case
  6. Economic Case
  7. Commercial Case
  8. Financial Case
  9. Management Case
  10. The impacts of the different options
  11. Assessment conclusion
  12. Equality Impact Assessment
  13. Outcome of Audit
  14. Final questions
  15. Appendices


This is the full assessment including all the in-depth technical information and statistics.


Individual Chapters

  1. Introduction
  2. Strategic Case
  3. Economic Case
  4. Commercial Case
  5. Financial Case
  6. Management Case
  7. Review and Conclusion
  8. Bibliography
  9. Appendices
  10. List of amendments

Assessment Supporting Papers:General

The Greater Manchester Franchising Scheme for Buses
Bus Market in Greater Manchester Supporting Paper
Operator Information Supporting Paper
Network Supporting Paper
Partnership Option: Operators’ Position and Modelling Implications Supporting Paper
Risk and Optimism Bias Supporting Paper
Pensions Impact Paper
Equality Impact Analysis

Assessment Supporting Papers: Cases
Economic Case Supporting Paper
Commercial Case Franchising Risk Allocation Supporting Paper
Commercial Case Marketing Engagement Supporting Paper
Financial Case Supporting Paper
Management Case Franchising Supporting Paper
Management Case Partnerships Supporting Paper


Website Updates

Monday 14 October
Website launched (12pm)
Online questionnaires added (2pm)

Tuesday 15 October
Minor amends to the questionnaires and public buildings list

Friday 18 October
Minor amends to the questionnaires
Website Updates added

Tuesday 22 October
Minor amends to the questionnaires and public buildings list

Wednesday 23 October
Consultation Leaflet added

Friday 25 October
Consultation Document (ISSUU and PDF) minor update to public buildings list

Tuesday 29 October
Large print Consultation Document and Read Out Loud Guide added

Friday 1 November
Large print leaflet added

Monday 11 November
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Thursday 21 November
Large print short questionnaire added

Friday 22 November
New survey link added
Past events deleted

Wednesday 25 November
Events amended

Tuesday 17 December
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