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Harper Green

Harper Green School
Harper Green Road
Farnworth
Bolton
BL4 0DH


Before and after school congestion warning

The graph below compares September 2020 vehicle journey times (when there were less people travelling on the network due to COVID-19 restrictions) with September 2019 data.

Journey time data indicates that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, especially at the end of the school day, on B6199 Plodder Lane between 7.30am-8am and 2.30pm-3pm. This could be because more students are arriving and departing to the school via car, as well as other congestion reasons such as roadworks and incidents.

To minimise this increased congestion spike, students and parents are encouraged to have a look at the public transport alternatives and dedicated school services below.

Harper Green


Rail services

Moses Gate train station is only a 15-20-minute walk away from the school.


Commercial Bus services

Diamond Bus Northwest service 36 - Bolton - Great Lever - Peel - Salford - Piccadilly Gardens


Duplicate bus services

Capacity on the commercial bus network continues to be significantly reduced due to coronavirus social distancing measures.

TfGM are working with operators to run around 300 additional bus journeys each weekday across the region to help students using public transport get to and from school and college safely.

Duplicate bus journeys exclusively for school and college students run behind the original scheduled service at set times, with the usual route number starting in ‘S’ to show they are school services.

Find out which routes are supported by duplicate bus services by clicking here.