Leigh Guided Bus route :: Shared Description


The Bus Rapid Transport (BRT) scheme links Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley with Manchester. Built by Balfour Beatty, construction started in 2013 and the route opened in April 2016. Twenty-five purple-liveried Wright Eclipse Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B5LH hybrid double-decker equipped with CCTV and next stop audio and visual announcements operate the service. Stops on the guided busway section have level-boarding from platforms equipped with passenger information display screens.

The BRT route begins at Leigh bus station, and joins the guided section at East Bond Street. It proceeds through Leigh and along the converted rail alignment via Tyldesley to Newearth Road in Ellenbrook. An improved bus route from Atherton joins the route at Astley Street, Tyldesley. From Ellenbrook the route continues via bus lanes alongside the A580 East Lancashire Road, serving Worsley and Swinton before joining the A6 at Irlams o' th' Height. All stops along the A580 bus lanes are bus bays so that conventional stopping services can be overtaken by limited-stop expresses.

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by Gerald England
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SD7101 : Sale Lane bus stop by Gerald England
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SD7101 : Leigh Guided Busway by Gerald England
SD7101 : Leigh Guided Bus route by Gerald England
SD7101 : Sale Lane bus stop by Gerald England


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Created: Wed, 30 Aug 2017, Updated: Wed, 30 Aug 2017

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