Ashton Old Road

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Updated: Thursday 3 December

šŸš§ From today, Monday 30 November works to install a pop up cycle lane will begin which may affect your journey. See Road section below for more information.

  • Until late November
  • Phase 5 ā€“ Bartlett St to Victoria St


šŸš§ Pop up cycle lane works will commence on Monday 30 November westbound from Snipe Retail Park to the Tameside / Manchester boundary. This may involve lane closures at times so journey times towards Manchester could be slower - especially during peak priods.

Improve your journey šŸš—

āœ”ļø Travel before 7am or after 6pm on this route for quicker journeys.

Combined with the ongoing Great Ancoats Street major works it is advised to re-route your journey.

Local and shorter trips in the area may be quicker (and healthier) by cycling šŸš“ & walking šŸš¶

Alternative travel

Public transport is safe to use, however it should be used for essential journeys only. Consider active travel options such as cycling and walking especially for shorter journeys.

Metrolink šŸšˆ

On weekdays, all Metrolink lines will run at a 10-minute frequency until 7pm when they will then operate every 20 minutes.

Click here for the quietest times to travel on the tram.

Can't travel the whole way by Metrolink? Many stops have free Park and Ride sites and cycling storage facilities.

From the east of Manchester, there are two Park and Ride sites available:

  • Ashton Moss with 200 spaces ā€“ 30-minute journey time to the city centre.
  • Ashton West with 194 spaces - 30-minute journey time to the city centre.

Both Park and Rides currently have spaces available.

Useful Links

We have brought together some links that can help plan your journey

Nearby Events

Hyde Road

In Progress
Expected completion February 2021
Impacted area(s)

Gorton, Longsight, Reddish, Denton, Hyde

Great Ancoats Street

In Progress
Work is underway and will continue until end of January 2021
Impacted area(s)

Manchester city centre

Other local areas may be affected