Update on Oldham Road diversions

  • Further diversions on the 168, 169, 409 and 419 services;
  • 41 service retains pre-2011 route.

Easter Saturday (19 April) will see the second of three parts in the third phase of important engineering works for the Stalybridge – Ashton-under-Lyne – Manchester Victoria route. This time, Oldham Road between Wellington Road/Lord Sheldon Way and Boodle Street will be closed to traffic.

This phase will last till the 24 May. Phase three will see the southbound lane closed. This will take place from the 25 May to the 31 July.

Just to recap, all three parts of Network Rail’s engineering works will be completed by the 31 July 2014, a week into the schools’ summer holidays in most parts of Greater Manchester. Again, the 41 service, which has continued to Crowhill since 2011, will terminate at its pre-2011 terminus (Stand F, Ashton-under-Lyne bus station). To compensate for the curtailment of the 41 service, the 419 will serve Crowhill estate proper before joining Oldham Road via Taunton Road.

The 168 and 169 will see Chorlton and Southern Cemetery bound buses negotiate the normal route with Ashton bound journeys diverted via Crowhill and Ashton Moss.

Passengers on the 409 service will be diverted via Turner Lane (Northbound) or Henrietta Street (Southbound), Broadoak Road, Wood Lane and Wilshaw Lane. There will be one intermediate stop outside The Broadoak Hotel, where passengers can change for other services.

For further information, check the Transport for Greater Manchester website or any updates from Stagecoach Manchester and First Greater Manchester’s site. Or you could download the latest edition of our little map for phase two (the phase three map will be released prior to the start of phase three).

S.V., 13 April 2014 (Palm Sunday).

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