Royton South Councillor Amanda Chadderton and local campaigner Mick Harwood have been campaigning to improve transport links to and from Royton and for funding to make Royton centre more accessible.

Greater Manchester Combined Authority have recently approved a transport strategy that includes proposals for a ‘Quality Bus Transit’ scheme on Ashton-Oldham-Royton-Rochdale bus corridor, currently served by the 409. This is an investment in public space along the route and will ensure greater reliability of buses and better connectivity between Royton to Oldham and Manchester. The proposals will include improvements to roads, pavements and public space around Royton Centre.

Public realm improvements will make access to local facilities easier and more enjoyable. There is also scope to connect the town with the Bee Network – Greater Manchester’s network of good quality cycling routes. This exciting project is still at an early stage so there is still scope to influence the final plans.

We are consulting on what you would like to see as part of these improvements, what can be done to make Royton more attractive for walking and cycling and if you would welcome further investment in public transport in Royton.


Royton South Cllr Amanda Chadderton next to Rochdale Rd in Royton Town Centre
Royton South Cllr Amanda Chadderton next to Rochdale Rd in Royton Town Centre

What will happen with the things I tell you?

We will use the responses to feed into redevelopment plans in Royton, as part of the investment from the Greater Manchester Transport Strategy and we may look to consult further on any specific plans.

The consultation has closed. Thank you to everyone who took part. We will keep you updated with any developments. 

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