Progressing from their operation of the 352, South Pennine Community Transport introduced a new shopping service from Holmfirth to Ashton, running on Thursdays, starting on November 5th 2015. There was but one journey a day giving shoppers two and a half hours in Ashton. Unlike the 352 this was a limited stop service without the hail-and-ride section over the Pennines. It ran from Holmfirth to Greenfield and then via Mossley Station and Upper Mossley to Ashton.
From 19th May 2016 two changes were introduced. Firstly the route was changed so that the bus travelled from Greenfield to Upper Mossley via Greenfield (instead of Mossley) station. Secondly, the bus returned from Ashton to Holmfirth in service after arrival in Ashton and then also ran in service back again to carry out the return working from Ashton, effectively doubling the number of trips on the service.
© David Beilby