Oldham Road Diversions (2): Network Rail Electrification Works, Ashton-under-Lyne

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. Continue reading “Oldham Road Diversions (2): Network Rail Electrification Works, Ashton-under-Lyne”

Tameside (Temporary) Service Changes: Network Rail Electrification Works, Ashton-under-Lyne

Oldham Road closed for bridge works and electrification

  • Temporary diversions on the 168, 169, 409 and 419 services;
  • 41 service curtailed.

Starting this Monday (03 March) till the 18 April 2014, will be the first of a three part series of road works affecting Ashton and Dukinfield bus users. These concern preparatory works for the electrification of the York – Huddersfield – Manchester Victoria route. As a consequence, the southbound section of Oldham Road between Wellington Road/Lord Sheldon Way and Boodle Street will be closed to traffic. Continue reading “Tameside (Temporary) Service Changes: Network Rail Electrification Works, Ashton-under-Lyne”

Tameside Bus Service Changes, 27 October 2013: A Matter of Timing

Traffic conditions behind recent set of changes

  • Daytime retiming of Pioneer Depot Team’s 346 journeys;
  • Peak hour tweaks to 41 route;
  • Route changes to 353, 354, 387 and 396.
First Greater Manchester Dennis Dart SLF, Marshall bodywork, X785 HLR, outside Hyde bus station
Could common sense prevail? The Pioneer Depot Team will be retiming their 346’s daytime journeys from the 27 October. At present, bunching is a regular problem among Dukinfield passengers.

The modern day scourge of traffic congestion and residents parking their vehicles on the kerb are the main driver towards this autumn’s service changes. Throughout Tameside, most particularly Dukinfield and Ashton-under-Lyne, they mainly affect First Greater Manchester’s routes operated by the Pioneer Depot Team. Continue reading “Tameside Bus Service Changes, 27 October 2013: A Matter of Timing”