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Useful Information about Tyldesley

Tyldesley is a town in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester.

Places of interest from Tyldesley

  • Manchester city centre is about 30 minutes drive from Tyldesley via the M602 or the East Lancs Road.
  • Salford University is less than 30 minutes drive via the M60 or East Lancs road
  • Manchester University is about 30 minutes drive via the M602 or East Lancs Road
  • Intu Trafford Centre is less than 20 minutes drive via the M60
  • The Lowry in Salford is less than 30 minutes drive via the East Lancs Road, as is Media City in Salford.
  • The town of Leigh is about 15 minutes drive
  • Bolton is 25 minutes drive.
  • Wigan is 35 minutes drive.

House prices

Estate agents (rightmove) quote house prices in Tyldesley in the past year were up by 8% on the year before with an average price for semi-detached homes sold for £138,835. Detached properties had an average sold price of £220,010 and terraced properties averaged at £104,920. Tyldesley, with an overall average price of £155,592 was cheaper than nearby Astley (£168,610) and Boothstown (£182,729)

 House prices in nearby Worsley were an average of price of £180,655 for semi-detached properties. Terraced properties sold for an average of £125,177, with detached properties fetching £276,085. Worsley, with an overall average price of £177,632, was similar in terms of sold prices to nearby Boothstown (£182,729), but was more expensive than Walkden (£141,868)

Transport links

Transport for Greater Manchester is making large investments in the bus network with over 25 miles of the network being either created or improved. The improvements will help people enjoy quicker, more punctual and more reliable bus services along key routes across Greater Manchester. The cross city bus services will run directly through the heart of Manchester city centre, free from other traffic, without the need to change buses. These investments in Greater Manchester as a region will connect more people with jobs, education, health, leisure and retail centres.

The newly opened Guided busway starts at Atherton or Leigh, through Tyldesley, Ellenbrook, Swinton, Salford, to Manchester city centre, along Oxford Road, Didsbury and ending in Parrswood. Alternatively the link from Manchester city centre, along the A664 through Blackley ending in Middleton.

Transport for Greater Manchester is working with local councils to improve bus links between Tyldesley, Leigh and Atherton, to and from Manchester via Salford and through to the heart of the city centre and Oxford Road and the central hospital sites.

Following completion the scheme will:

  • Enable more punctual and reliable bus services with shorter journey times.
  • Stimulate increased investment along the route and support economic regeneration in local centres like Leigh, Tyldesley and Atherton.
  • Give thousands more people better access to key employment, education, health, leisure and retail destinations along the route.
  • Improve links to other locations from Tyldesley by improving access to other bus services, and the rail and Metrolink networks.
  • Give passengers a premium service – but not at a premium price.
  • Shorten bus journeys for passengers between Tyldesley and:
  • Leigh - to less than 10 minutes (currently 20-25 minutes).
  • Manchester - to less than 40 minutes (up to 30 minutes faster)
  • See more direct buses serving Tyldesley
  • Leigh - every 15 minutes (from Tyldesley Interchange)
  • Atherton - every 15 minutes
  • Salford and Manchester including the university and hospital sites
  • every 15 minutes from Tyldesley town centre
  • every 7 or 8 minutes from Tyldesley Interchange
  • All of these improvements will make Tyldesley a more attractive place to live and work.

Resident and business feedback

As a result of feedback from local residents and businesses Wigan Council will:

  • Carry out a review of town centre parking as soon as the busway is operational to make sure town centre car parking spaces are available for shoppers
  • Review traffic flow and the operation of the new traffic lights in the weeks immediately following the start of the new busway services to make sure optimum traffic flow is maintained.
  • Scope how extra street landscaping, hanging baskets and benches can be added to the scheme to make sure the benefits of the scheme are felt beyond the market square.
  • Work more closely with all businesses, including the Tyldesley Town Partnership, to maximise the benefits of the investment in market square and promote Tyldesley as a destination for shoppers.
  • Explore additional public realm improvements in partnership with the local business community.

K.Shah updated 29th April 2016

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