Greater Manchester bus station to be closed for longer than five week plan- passengers warned to check stops

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The town’s public transport network is set to be impacted for a longer period that first expected.

Bus passengers in Middleton have been urged to check new stop locations with the town's main station to close for an extra period. The original plan was for it to be closed for five weeks form the start of February.

The station will now be closed until March 17. Stopping points for services are to change to allow resurfacing work to be carried out at the station.

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A full closure of the bus station will come into effect on Sunday February 4. The work is set to take place over a five-week period. Services on Assheton Way, Long Street and Middleton Way will be moved to different stands for the duration of the work.

Howard Hartley, Head of Facilities at Transport for Greater Manchester said: “With buses in the area due to come under local control from March, these resurfacing works are essential to ensure the continued efficient and safe operation of Middleton Bus Station and the running of Bee Network services for many years to come. We are working to ensure that the short-term impact of these works on passengers will be minimal, and we would like to thank in advance anyone affected for their cooperation and support.” 

Full list of displaced TfGM bus stops in Middleton

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Middleton Bus Station

Displaced services that will use Assheton Way (back of Tesco) 

  • 17/17A Manchester to Rochdale/Norden (Go North West)
  • 18 MRI to Langley via Middleton (Go North West)    
  • 59 Manchester to Oldham via Middleton (First Manchester)
  • 1112/113 Manchester to Middleton – Middleton to Manchester (Stagecoach)  
  • 125 Middleton to Heywood – Heywood to Middleton(Stocks) 
  • 129 Middleton to Hollins – Hollins to Middleton (Stocks)     
  • 159 Middleton to Oldham – Oldham to Middleton (Stocks)
  • 163 Manchester to Bury – Bury to Manchester (Bee Network)   
  • R7 Middleton to Rochdale – Rochdale to Middleton(Bee Network)
  • 795 Middleton to Crompton House School (First Manchester)   
  • Coaches will depart from Assheton Way
  • Shuttle to Etihad Stadium 

 Displaced services moving to Middleton Arena

  • 17 Norden/Rochdale to Manchester (Go North West)
  • 18 Langley to MRI via Middleton (Go North West)

 Displaced services moving to Middleton Arena, facing Club 3000 Bingo

  • 41 Middleton to Sale (Go North West) – Sale to Middleton terminating at Middleton Way
  • 59 Mumps/Oldham to Manchester (First Manchester)
  • 115/116 Middleton Circular (Stagecoach)
  • 156 Middleton to Manchester – Manchester to Middleton (Stagecoach)

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