D&G Bus is extending its Monday to Saturday daytime journeys on service 85 from February 13, to include Stoke and Hanley.
Existing times from all stops between Crewe and Newcastle under Lyme will remain unchanged, but there will also be an extra earlymorning Monday to Friday journey from Crewe to Hanley at 0550hrs.
The route will serve Hartshill, Stoke town centre, Stoke station, College Road and Hanley.
The service will restore the link between the city centre and Weston, Betley and Madeley as well as give an alternative between Crewe and The Potteries.
The extension will see D&G operate in competition with First between Keele and Stoke station and between Crewe and Hanley. D&G’s day ticket is £3.70, while a FirstDay ticket is £4.90.
The Cheshire Travelcard will be available throughout the extended route.