Work to start on city centre bus travel improvements


Work to improve bus travel through Manchester city centre started this week, as part of a major scheme to future-proof the city’s transport infrastructure.

Transport for Greater Manchester is working with Manchester City Council to improve transport links in Manchester city centre, making it easier for bus passengers to get from one side of the city centre to the other. The scheme will give buses greater priority within the city centre, improve the route connecting the two main bus interchanges at Piccadilly Gardens and Shudehill, and also deliver improvements for cyclists and pedestrians too.

A new 3D video fly-through now takes people on a virtual journey through the city, showing improvements for bus users, cyclists, pedestrians and other road users. View it here

The scheme forms part of a co-ordinated three-year programme of works, known collectively as Grow, which will enable Manchester city centre to flourish for years to come.

Between now and 2017, the city centre will see more than £1bn of investment in transport and regeneration projects - including the Metrolink Second City Crossing and Cycle City cycleways - to lay the foundations for continuing success.

If you would like more information on the wider bus priority package, please visit, or alternatively you can get in touch with the bus priority team by emailing or calling 0300 123 1177.

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