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Fairfield High School for Girls

Fairfield High School for Girls
Fairfield Avenue
M43 6AB

School hours: 8am to 2.50pm

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 A635 Ashton Old Road between 2.30pm-3.30pm.

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.


School bus services

The dedicated 700, 707 and 747 school bus services operate to and from the school.

  • 700 - Denton - Thornley Park - Dane Bank - Audenshaw - Fairfield
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 707 - Fairfield - Gorton - Debdale Park - Denton - Dane Bank
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 747 - Haughton Green - Denton - Audenshaw - Fairfield
    Click here for the route and timetable.

Commercial bus services

The 219 bus serves Manchester, Beswick, Openshaw, Fairfield and Ashton-under-Lyne. Students can board and alight the service on Ashton Old Road, a couple of minutes walk from the school.

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.