This was written by future 10cc member Graham Gouldman. According to the Bus Stop Songfacts, Gouldman said in a Manchester newspaper he wrote this whilst riding on a No. 95 bus. It ran from East Didsbury - the route went through Manchester city centre, to Sedgeley Park, Cheetham Hill, Prestwich, and on to Whitefield near Bury. Graham was living with his family on this route in Broughton Park Salford at the time. .