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Stockport Bus Service Running from New Interchange


Last week, trials were run by TfGM staff to prepare them to run buses from the new interchange. Passengers can find timetables, a list of bus services using the new interchange and further information – including which stops will be closing – on this webpage:

Bus users in Stockport are reminded that services will begin running from the new Interchange from Sunday (March 17).

The multi-million pound transport facility boasts 18 bus stands with the capacity for 164 departures an hour.

It welcomes bus passengers from Sunday, March 17, with people able to access the interchange from entrances on Mersey Square, Swaine Street and Daw Bank, which will be clearly signposted.

After the last timetabled bus services on Saturday, some existing nearby bus stops, including Heaton Lane bus station, will close and services will transfer to the new Interchange.

The final touches are now being put in place to get the Interchange ready for bus passengers.

Chris Barnes, Head of Projects Group at Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) said:
“We’re really looking forward to welcoming the first bus passengers to this modern, attractive and accessible new interchange.

“It’s a big moment for Stockport and Greater Manchester and we want everyone to make the most of the new facilities on offer right from the outset.

“New timetables and other important information are now available so people can make themselves familiar with the new arrangement ahead of Sunday – ensuring their first journey is a smooth and enjoyable one.”

Facilities at the new interchange include a covered concourse with seated waiting areas, information screens showing real-time bus and train information and a ticket and information office.

There are also fully accessibly toilets and Changing Places facilities, lifts and ramps providing step-free access, wayfinding lines and tactile stand indicators.

Cycle parking facilities can be found in the A6 archway along the Mersey Frontage, while a taxi rank for customers is located near the Interchange Pavilion exit on Mersey Square.

From March 18 there will also be access to the interchange from the new rooftop park via both lifts and stairs.

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