Busway - Route

The busway will provide a high quality, fast and reliable public transport link travelling along a 7km guided track on the old railway alignment between East Bond Street in Leigh and Newearth Road in Ellenbrook.
Services travelling on the A577 to/from Atherton will join the guided section at Astley Street in Tyldesley, continuing on towards Newearth Road in Ellenbrook.
There will be seven stops along the busway, details of the exact locations are still being developed. Stops along the guided section will be fully accessible, and will include shelters and CCTV.
At Newearth Road the specially adapted buses are able to join the main highway and travel as a regular bus but will use dedicated lanes for the majority of the route and will have enhanced priority at junctions where they cross existing roads.
If you would like to see detailed plans of the proposals, you can view these here. Please note that these drawings are currently proposals and may be subject to change.
Further site clearance work
TfGM will be carrying out further site clearance works until 28 March 2013. When work began on site in November 2012, we were still in talks with several bidding contractors and therefore did not have an exact plan of the area which would need to be cleared; therefore we cleared only the space and trees that we were certain would be needed for the construction of the busway, thereby removing as few trees as possible. We are now in a position to work with one contractor as our preferred bidder for the scheme and have now received a more detailed plan of the site clearance boundary from this contractor giving us a greater level of certainty of the area that needs to be cleared.
If you would like to see a plan which shows the additional site clearance work that will be taking place; you can see this here. On the plan, the thick red line shows where the boundary of the construction works is, and the blue line shows work that was completed as part of the initial site clearance. All trees within the red line boundary will need to be removed.  All site clearance works are due to be completed by 28 March 2013. Please note these plans may be subject to change.For more information, please see the letter which was sent to residents here.