One way streets and "operational constraints" compound this potential confusion; but the industry (in its broadest sense) doesn't make it easy for its customers. Perhaps we all have to accept that, nowadays, city centres are intrinsically troublesome.
Are bus stop flags, directional maps and signs clear enough?
Similar confusion exists with the very attractive "Swinton Civic Centre."
The route trundles happily along the A6 but then the fun really starts. The heading for the Stagecoach timetable shows this:-
That splodge in the left centre looked hopeful ...
Thankfully a derisory search on the interwebnet gives us a clue or two.
The message reads:-
But in the last couple of days, Stagecoach has added a REVISED service 38 timetable. And it now shows a terminus at ...
Tada! Hulton Lane Ends, Bridgwater Avenue/Salford Road.
And the timetable confirms the destination.
We have made some changes to our services to improve punctuality where worsening traffic conditions have impacted on timekeeping.
Full details of the changes and new timetables are available here.
We are making changes to services:
7, 13, 33, 38, 50, 84, 85/85A, 109, 143, 204, 205, 206, 219, 283/285, 330, 347, 368/368A, 369, 630, 658, X41.
The highlighting in red has been done by fbb who obediently clicked here for full details and timetables and got this in amongst some other stuff.
We are also introducing a new link to Logistics North.
There were no timetables.
And one final point. The TfGM App only shows times for Mondays to Fridays (Weekdays) or Saturdays.