The East Lancs Road is an important part of the Bus Priority Package.
Once buses leave the guided busway at Ellenbrook they continue their journey along the East Lancs Road, through Salford and on to Manchester city centre. It's also now a lot quicker to get to Leigh from Manchester city centre thanks to the new bus priority measures.
The bus priority measures introduced along this route help to improve the journey for passengers between Salford, Manchester city centre and beyond.
As part of the bus priority package work along the East Lancs Road we've now opened a 250 space park and ride site located beneath the M60/M61 motorways. The park and ride is free for all bus users and offers car drivers the opportunity to continue the remainder of their journey by bus.
In addition, new and improved pedestrian crossing points have been installed along the route to improve community safety.
A key driver for improving public transport along this route was to reduce congestion by providing a more sustainable and effective means by which to transport thousands of people to and from key destinations at the busiest times of the day.
In addition, following the relocation of services from Pendlebury Hospital to the Central Manchester Hospital site on Oxford Road, it was essential that better public transport links were made available.
The improvements support the Chapel Street redevelopment and the University of Salford, benefiting both students and businesses looking to access educational facilities from across Greater Manchester, especially those travelling from Leigh, Atherton, Tyldesley, Salford, Manchester city centre and beyond.
To find out more about the bus services operating along the East Lancs Road please visit the TfGM timetable library.
For details on other park and ride sites in Greater Manchester please visit TfGM's website.
For more information on current bus routes and timetables, click here.