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Transport in Ashton under Lyne

bus station
Ashton bus station

Ashton under Lyne is well situated for users of both public and private transport.

The large bus station adjoins the Arcades shopping centre. Bus routes radiate from here to all parts of the town and to other nearby towns and villages. Long distance express coaches also call.

A short distance away from the bus station is the railway station, situated on the line between Huddersfield and Manchester Victoria.

Manchester Airport, with routes to many parts of the world, is about 15 miles away.

M60 motorway
The M60 motorway near The Snipe

The town is conveniently situated for access to the motorway network, being only a mile from Junction 23 of the M60 Manchester Orbital Motorway. The last section of this motorway was opened in 2000 and passes through the western edge of Ashton.

Car parks are situated above the Arcades and Ladysmith shopping centres and around the edges of the town centre.

Metrolink tram
The Metrolink tram in Ashton

In October 2013 the Metrolink tram system was extended to Ashton.

The new line will connects with the rest of the system in the centre of Manchester, running by way of Piccadilly Station, Ancoats, the Etihad statium and the Cycling Velodrome. It runs along Ashton New Road through Clayton and Droylsden to The Snipe, Audenshaw, then alongside Lord Sheldon Way across Ashton Moss, with a station at Richmond Street, terminating at Wellington Road, Ashton, adjacent to the Bus Station.

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