Manchester City Council

Roads & transport Bus priority work

Portland Street:

Portland Street works are now complete which has improved journeys for buses, cyclists and taxis.

The Portland Street works were part of the transformative Project Grow which is seeing more than £1 billion invested in city centre infrastructure improvements by 2017, including the Metrolink Second City Crossing, bus priority measures, new and better cycle routes into the city centre and major rail improvements.

Together the investments will help ‘future proof’ the city centre - which is expected to attract an extra 40,000 jobs in the next six years - and support its continuing success and further growth.

A ‘bus gate’ is now in operation on Portland Street, marked by a ‘no vehicles’ motor sign. This a section of road that only buses, cycles and taxis can use. General traffic is prohibited. If you drive past the signs you could get a fine, as the bus gate is monitored by CCTV. Drivers using Portland Street should follow diversionary signs.

Bus gates have been created to improve bus services by cutting journey times and making them more reliable. They will help give a better service for passengers and encourage more people to use public transport.

Oxford Road:

Works on Oxford Rd - one of Manchester’s key transport routes and one of Europe's busiest bus corridors – is currently taking place. Changes are taking place that will see the road transformed to prioritise buses, bikes and pedestrians, with private vehicles following alternative routes. All this work is part of the bus priority package.

The changes are being introduced gradually throughout the year, and when complete will deliver faster bus journeys and ensure services are more punctual and reliable. Improvements to cycling facilities along the road will make it easier and safer for more people to ride along this popular route.

The work on Oxford Road are part of Project Grow which is seeing more than £1billion invested in city centre infrastructure improvements by 2017, including the Metro link Second City Crossing, bus priority measures, new and better cycle routes in the city centre and major rail improvements.

Together the investments will help ‘future proof’ the city centre - which is expected to attract an extra 40,000 jobs in the next six years - and support its continuing success and further growth. For more information on Oxford Road visit www.tfgm.com/oxfordroad.

A ‘bus gate’ came into operation on Oxford Road on Monday 12 September 2016. Marked by a ‘no vehicles’ motor sign, this is a section of road that only buses, cycles and taxis can use. General traffic is prohibited. If you drive past the signs you could get a fine, as the bus gate is monitored by CCTV. Drivers using Oxford Road should follow diversionary signs.

Bus gates have been created to improve bus services by cutting journey times and making them more reliable. They will help give a better service for passengers and encourage more people to use public transport. 

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