BUS services are due to stepped up on two more routes in Bury borough this week.

Last month seven buses were increased in frequency, as the public transport network returned to a semblance of normality.

And now from Monday, two routes operated by Transdev will be returned to their normal running schedule.

The B1, which runs between Bury, Summerseat and Ramsbottom, which had been cut back to a bus every 90 minutes, will now be hourly.

Meanwhile the B2 service, which serves stops between Bury and Heywood, which had been reduced from hourly to two-hourly, except the first and last buses, will be every 60 minutes again.

Bus services have been gradually returned to normal after careful consideration, according to public transport chiefs.

Alison Chew, interim head of bus at Transport for Greater Manchester, said previously: "Throughout the lockdown period patronage on supported services has been closely monitored and to date it has not been necessary to increase service provision to meet an increase in demand, even when taking social distancing into account.

"In line with the planned ramp-up of commercial bus services it is now considered appropriate to start the process of reinstating service frequencies to their previous levels.

Those routes previously fully reinstated, on June 15, included the 92 and 93 buses, between Manchester and Bury, either via Carr Clough and Pilsworth or Agecroft and Prestwich; the Simister to Manchester (96) and Bury to Manchester via Radcliffe and Whitefield (98); the Simister to Prestwich (90); the Bury-Farnworth-Royal Bolton Hospital (512) and Bury-Whitefield-Ringley-Farnworth Bus Station (513).