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Travellers warned of strike-day disruption

Travellers are being warned to plan ahead and expect disruption on Saturday 8 April as staff on Northern and Merseyrail services hold a new 24-hour strike.

Most Northern and Merseyrail services are not expected to run and any that do operate, working to a revised timetable, will be extremely busy.

The 24-hour strike runs between […]

Commuters warned of strike-day disruption

Commuters are being warned to plan ahead and expect disruption on Monday (13 March) as staff on Northern rail services hold a one-day strike.

Most Northern services are not expected to run and any that do operate, working to a revised timetable, will be extremely busy.

All public transport and Greater Manchester’s roads are expected […]

New Gritter Named Nicole Saltslinger

After an avalanche of interest and suggestions Oldham Council can reveal the name of our new gritter is Nicole Saltslinger. Named after the former Pussycat Doll and X-Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger the now famous yellow gritter has become the most famous vehicle in the country over the last few weeks.

Recently we asked primary school […]

Saddleworth Transport Survey

On behalf of TFGM

Transport for Greater Manchester is carrying out a survey to identify what improvements people in Saddleworth think can be made to public transport in the area.

The survey is funded by the Department for Transport’s Total Transport Pilot Fund to deliver joined up and efficient transport links specifically in rural […]

184 Bus Service to Diggle to be Curtailed

Diggle

From Monday 25th July First will be making some changes to service 184 in the Saddleworth area.

There will be no significant changes to the journeys that operate between Manchester & Huddesfield via Uppermill and Diggle or to the journeys that terminate at Uppermill. Unfortunately however due to low passenger demand most of […]

Network-wide suspension of Metrolink services

All Metrolink tram services have been suspended while work continues to identify a communications fault.

The fault, which occurred at about 11.30am, means that the network control room staff are not able to monitor tram movements or access information displays.

The operator and contractors are currently working to identify the fault and no trams will […]

Temporary traffic lights on Standedge Rd

On the 4th April 2016 Unity Partnership will be carrying out maintenance work on a highway retaining structure on the A670 Standedge Road, Diggle near to the junction of A62 Hudderfield Road. This structure has recently partially collapsed and is in a precarious state. While it does not affect the A670 directly, it does […]

Roadworks – Huddersfield Road, Diggle

Roadworks – Huddersfield Road, Diggle SATURDAY 12TH MARCH.

Unity Partnership’s road repair contractors will be resurfacing Huddersfield Road adjacent to house numbers 191-211. Huddersfield Rd this Saturday 12th March from 7.30am until 4pm.

A traffic light control system will be in place on the day, and residents are asked to park their cars away from […]

OMBC struggle to deal with questions about the new Saddleworth School

Stephen Irvine (left) responding to questions

Stephen Irvine, Head of Planning and Infrastructure at Oldham Council, struggled, last night, to answer questions posed by Saddleworth residents relating to proposals to build a new Saddleworth School in Diggle.

The meeting organised by Saddleworth Parish Council and attended by over two hundred residents examined, through a […]

One Way Traffic on New Street

OLDHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984, SECTION 14(2)

THE OLDHAM – NEW STREET & SMITHY LANE UPPERMILL

TEMPORARY ONE WAY TRAFFIC NOTICE 2016

The Oldham Borough Council hereby gives Notice of One way traffic restrictions will be in place on:-

New Street from its junction with High Street to its junction with […]