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St Gabriel's RC High School

St Gabriel's RC High School
Bridge Road
Bury
BL9 0TZ

School hours: 8.45am to 3.05pm


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 shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, especially at the end of the school day on A56 Manchester Road between 3-4pm.

This could be due to more students arriving and departing to schools 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.

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School bus services

The dedicated 874, 890 and 968 school bus services operate to and from the school.

  • 874 - Bury - Elton - Brandlesholme - Holcombe Brook - Ramsbottom
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 890 - Bury - Walves - Side of the Moor - Harwood - Top O Th Brow
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 968 - Bury - Fairfield General Hospital - Bamford - Rochdale
    Click here for the route and timetable.


Commercial bus services

The 135 bus service is only a five-minute walk from the school and connects with Bury, Whitefield, Prestwich, Cheetham Hill and Manchester. Services run every 10 minutes. Students can board and alight the service on A56 Manchester Road.


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.


Metrolink

The nearest stop is Bury, a 20-minute walk away from the school. Trams on the Bury line run every 10 minutes.

Check the next tram time here.


Roadworks

Emergency closure

There is a road closure in place on Angouleme Way between Manchester Road and Knowsley Street for emergency utility works which may delay your journey to and from school.

The closure is in both directions and is expected to be in place when schools return on Monday 8 March.

The road is expected to remain closed in both directions for 2-3 weeks and a diversion will be in place directing traffic around Jubilee Way, Peel Way, Derby Way and Rochdale Road.


Cycling and Walking

The schools are only a 20-minute walk from Bury town centre (even quicker on bike). Save money and even time by walking/cycling to school.