Bus lanes remain suspended

Date published: 13 February 2014

HIGHWAY bosses have clarified confusion over bus lanes on Huddersfield Road.

There were fears that lengthy delays and commuter chaos could be reintroduced by the reinstatement of the lanes, which were scrapped in 2011 as work began on Metrolink.

Concerns were raised earlier this week when blue bus lane signs reappeared on posts alongside the more recent suspension signs.

The old bus lanes angered thousands of drivers for the congestion they caused on one of the busiest roads out of Oldham.

But a spokesman for Oldham Council explained there is no plan to bring back the bus lanes.

“We have made a commitment to Transport for Greater Manchester to review this, but this is not going to be in the near future.

“Two signs Oldham-bound, which were covered up, look to have been removed. The signs are to be covered up as soon as possible.”