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Oxford Road closure: latest news

12 Sep 2014

Travel information for staff and their students

Oxford Road

United Utilities estimate that the earliest date for completion of the sewer repair works is Saturday, 20 September, but if they find an additional collapse further along the sewer, the project could last a further seven to ten days.

As those affected will have noticed, there are traffic congestion issues on parallel routes and beyond. Staff and students should allow extra time for car and bus journeys and keep abreast of information and advice.


Many buses are diverted due to the closure but some do continue to use Oxford Road.

Bus stop information is being constantly updated as well as website information so do look out for updates:

Student Communications have kindly created a useful webpage which provides the latest news:

This also includes a map showing:

147 bus

This route is unaffected by the closure but increased traffic may cause some delays.

Please use the new online bus tracker (2/3 minute delay) to support your journey:


Cycling along on Oxford Road remains unaffected both ways, but traffic congestion has obviously increased on parallel routes and beyond.

Sustainable Travel

For detailed information on University schemes and initiatives for all types of travel, please visit:

Information to new and returning students

As mentioned above, the StudentCommunications webpage, including bus stop map and walking routes, is the best single source of information to pass on.

In addition, the Welcome planning group will erect signage at key bus stops along the route (RNCM; Trinity School, Manchester Science Park, Corner of Moss Lane East and Wilmslow Road). They are also planning to add informational signage at Owens Park main bus stop and place student Ask Me ambassadors at Owens Park bus stop and RNCM bus stop to advise and direct students.

For students interested in cycling, the new student cycling programme will be of interest: