From Monday 29 January 2018 Greyhound Bridge in the centre of Lancaster will be closed for 6 months for essential maintenance work. Skerton Bridge will become two-way and because of the reduction in road space this is likely to lead to greater traffic congestion especially at peak times.
Allow extra time for your journey
We are investing in extra buses and drivers to maintain levels of service. To do this we are extending journey times to take into account the new traffic conditions. This means that to arrive in Lancaster city centre you will need to get to your stop earlier than you do at present. At peak times this could be as much as 15 minutes before your current departure time. Services 10, 11, 18, 80 and 81 will also have extra time added, as even though they do not cross the bridge we are expecting significant traffic congestion around the Lancaster one-way system.
To ensure reliability to the south of Lancaster we will split services 2, 2A, 3 and 4 at Lancaster bus station. This means if you want to travel from Morecambe to the university you will have to change buses at the bus station. Through tickets will be available at the same price so you will not be penalised for changing. Unfortunately service 41 will be unable to serve Morecambe during the works and will start its journey to Preston from Lancaster Bus Station.
We've reduced waiting times! Congestion has not been as slow as we first thought, allowing us to proactively reduce travel times on the following routes;
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