Transport links to be improved with a Quality Bus Transit corridor

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Funding  for a Quality Bus Transit (QBT) corridor has been obtained by Oldham Council. 

This will involve improved links between Oldham, Rochdale and Ashton, and will deliver real benefits, making sure they are better connected ensuring residents can access jobs, education, and training more easily.

The QBT is being developed by the council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) using money from the government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) and Oldham has Benn granted over £600,000 for the new project.

The Government’s recently published ‘Growth Plan 2022’ mentions specific infrastructure projects, which can be delivered quickly and this includes a phased Rochdale-Oldham-Ashton Corridor.

Further major investments will be coming down the line across the whole corridor which will see bus stop, junction, public realm and access improvements along the route.

A Quality Bus Transit corridor will provide a catalyst for more activity across the borough to improve public transport and give residents better, greener travel options.

These will involve Oldham Mumps Corridor Improvements – this scheme focuses on delivering better, quicker and safer access for bus users and people walking and cycling along the corridor. These plans will support nearby developments, such as the regeneration of Southlink where up to 150 houses will be built. Delivering more electric vehicle charging points across the borough with a focus on employment locations making it easier for people to go green. Developing a new Metrolink stop between Derker and Shaw and Crompton at Cop Road, which could be used by those living and working at any new housing  or business developments.

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