AN IMAGE of how the guided busway will look when it is up and running has been released.
Transport for Greater Manchester has released an artist’s impression of how Sale Lane in Tyldesley – one of seven pairs of new stops - will look when the 4.5 mile guided busway between Leigh and Ellenbrook is completed.
All new stops for the £68 million busway will be fully accessible, with shelters, CCTV, real time electronic information displays and cycle parking, according to TfGM.
Clr Andrew Fender, chair of the TfGM committee, said: “Construction work is well underway on the guided busway – the flagship scheme of a much wider bus priority package – so it’s fantastic that we can begin to show people how it will look.
“Other UK busway systems have rightly set the bar high in terms of quality of service and in keeping with this we want to provide passengers with a high quality, reliable and frequent bus service with state-of-the-art stops.”
Consturction on the busway began last year and is due to be completed in 2015.
Peter Boulton, TfGM’s head of programme management services, said: “One of the key benefits of the bus priority package is that we are introducing infrastructure so that buses can get across Manchester city centre more reliably.
“Currently, some bus passengers have to change buses in the city centre to get to their final destination, with a walk inbetween. This scheme will help to remove that inconvenience. For those services that already cross the city the improvements will help in making journeys more reliable.”
For more information on the bus priority project – which aims to improve 25 miles of Greater Manchester’s bus network, visit tfgm.com/buspriority.
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