Residents in Stockport have started using a temporary bus shelter after their main bus station has been closed for redevelopment.
The £120m project, led by Transport for Greater Manchester, Stockport Council and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, promises a new transport interchange to help ‘transform the town centre’.
The interchange is set to open in 2024, providing improved facilities, better routes and improved accessibility between the interchange and the A6.
Locals can still access timetabled services on Heaton Lane thanks to the temporary provisions in place.
🚌 Work has now begun on the multi-million pound redevelopment of Stockport bus station.
For bus journeys you will now need to use the temporary station on Heaton Lane.
— Stockport Council (@StockportMBC) August 31, 2021
Nearby in Mersey Square, passengers can also find a TfGM Travelshop to access information and purchase tickets.
Councillor David Meller, Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council, said: “This is a landmark moment for the town centre and our borough as we finally say goodbye to the current station that’s served us so well since it opened 40 years ago. Many a Stopfordian has passed through it and the memories it conjures up will live on.
“Nevertheless, the current station has had its time and Stockport Interchange promises to transform our town centre for the better with its new two-acre park above while further embedding Stockport’s commitment to sustainable and active travel.
“This is a really exciting time and the temporary station and on-street bus stops will ensure a full bus service continues while work on Stockport Interchange takes place.”
Swaine Street will be closed during the works however, access to TN Robinson’s car park will remain available at all times, whilst Daw Bank will be reduced to a single carriageway.
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For information regarding the works, please phone TfGM Customer Relations on 0161 244 1000 or email [email protected]