Please see the following diversion and road closures that will affect services travelling through Saddleworth
on Whit Friday.
First bus have worked closely with Oldham Council, Greater Manchester Police and Event Organisers to try and keep
service disruption to a minimum.
I an Hulse, Operations Manager said, “The diversions and road closures are necessary due to the amount of people taking part in the events and the amount of visitors/pedestrians that are attracted to the area. Supervisors and managers will be out and about during both events to monitor the services and to deal with any safety issues that we may have.”
Service 353/354 The following journey from Uppermill to Carrcote will not operate between Uppermill and Carrcote/Denshaw due to the Whit Walks.
353 Service – 9.37 from Uppermill to arrive at Carrcote at 9.47
354 Service – 10.31 from Uppermill to arrive at Carrcote at 10.42 – Denshaw at 10.46.
353 Service – 11.42 from Uppermill to arrive at Carrcote at 11.52.
The following journey from Denshaw to Uppermill will not operate for the same reason.
353 Service – 9.48 from Carrcote to arrive at Uppermill at 9.58
354 Service – 11.00 from Denshaw to arrive at Uppermill at 11.15
353 Service – 11.53 from Carrcote to arrive at Uppermill 12.03.
The following journey will be affected in the afternoon due to the Band Contest.
354 Service – 16.41 Uppermill to arrive at Denshaw at 16.56
354 Service – 17.00 Denshaw to arrive at Uppermill at 17.15.
350/180 and 184 services during the Whit Walks will be subject to rolling road closure – some disruption is likely but we will try
to keep it to a minimum.
In the evening once the Band Contests start at 16.00hrs the following diversions will apply.
Delph/Diggle/Dobcross and Greenfield all closed from to all traffic from 16.00hrs
350 Service from Ashton to Oldham after 16.00hrs will operate via Well I Hole Road/Shaw Hall Bank Road then normal route to
Deplh Crossroad – Delph village closed to all traffic – turn left onto Huddersfield Road (A62) the normal route to Scouthead. The service will then turn left into Lower Turf Lane – right into Heywood Road before resuming normal route into Oldham
350 Service from Oldham to Ashton will operate as normal to Delph Crossroads – miss out Delph Village – normal route through Uppermill and then reverse of the above route back to Ashton.
180 service with operate normal route to Greenfield Station and then turn right into Chapel Road – right into Chew Valley Road back to Greenfield Station – turn left onto Oldham Road and wait any excess time out at the first bus stop.
184 Service to and from Huddersfield will operate via Stanedge Road.
184 Service to Diggle will terminate at Uppermill.
All the above service will terminate at Uppermill and wait the excess time out in the turning circle.
Sam Road Diggle – south side from Sam Road Car Park entrance to its junction with Huddersfield Road
Sam Road Diggle – north side from its junction with Heather Way to its junction with Huddersfield Road
Sunfield Lane Diggle – both sides from its junction with Huddersfield Road to its junction with Sunfield Estate
Huddersfield Road Diggle – both sides from its junction with Sam Road to its junction with Carr Lane
Huddersfield Road Diggle – west side from its junction with Sam Road to a point opposite the pedestrian entrance to Diggle Fields to the junction with Dorset Avenue
Huddersfield Road Diggle – east side from its junction with Sam Road to a point 39 metres southwest of its junction with the un-named access to the former access to the former Shaw Pallets premises
Huddersfield Road Diggle – west side from its junction with Ambrose Crescent to its junction with Standedge Road
Huddersfield Road Diggle – east side from its junction with Wool Road for a distance of 110 metres in a northeasterly direction
Huddersfield Road Diggle – east side from a point 250 metres northeast of its junction with Standedge Road for a distance of 60 metres in a northeasterly direction