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St Damian's RC Science College

St Damian's RC Science College
Lees Road

School hours: 9am to 3.10pm

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 shows that congestion is worse on the roads surrounding the school, especially at the start and end of the school day on B6194 Lees Road between 8am-9am and 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.

St Damian's

School bus services

The dedicated 770, 771, 775 and 870 school bus services operate to and from the school.

  • 770 - Higher Hurst - Alt - Abbey Hills - Greenacres - Waterhead
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 771 - Clayton - Droylsden - Audenshaw - Hartshead - Lily Lanes
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 775 - Hathershaw - Oldham - Clarksfield - Holts - Lily Lanes
    Click here for the route and timetable.

  • 870 - Lily Lanes - Luzley - Top Mossley - Mossley - Stalybridge
    Click here for the route and timetable.

Commercial bus services

The 231 bus serves Ashton town centre, Hurst, Little Moss and students can board and alight the service opposite the school.

Students can board bus, tram and Rail services in Ashton Town Centre.

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.


The below roadworks may delay your journey to and from school

⚠️ Temporary traffic signals in place on Lees Road, Ashton near the junction of Lily Lanes until 31st March whilst a surface water connection is undertaken by Tameside Council.