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The brand-new Ashton-under-Lyne Interchange is now open, providing passengers with much-improved facilities and a modern, accessible gateway to the town.

The Interchange supports the economic growth of the town and helps people to get to and from their places of work as well as Ashton’s great shops, markets, restaurants and bars in a modern, safe and welcoming environment.

The Interchange has been developed by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) in partnership with Tameside Council and funded with support from central government’s Local Growth Deal programme. The building contractor was VINCI Construction UK.

The new Ashton-under-Lyne Interchange offers improved facilities for passengers including:

  • a staffed, covered and well-lit concourse
  • better passenger comfort and security, with full CCTV coverage
  • easier integration between walking, cycling, tram and train
  • new cycle route and better pedestrian and cycle crossings
  • four ‘short stay’ Sheffield stands, complimenting the existing 40-space hub on Water St
  • live bus departure displays
  • accessible toilets, baby change and Changing Places facilities
  • improved pedestrian links to the town centre
  • a convenience store

To find out more about Ashton Interchange, you can visit our press pages or download a leaflet on the new Interchange.

Public art

Where possible we want to include unique pieces of art at our new interchanges, partly funded by the National Lottery through Heritage Lottery funding.

Artist Michael Condron has been appointed to create and install artwork at the new interchange.

Michael specialises in larger-than-life sculptures and will work with local people to design the artwork, which will reflect the area’s heritage.

Public consultation

Members of the public had the opportunity to give their views on the interchange proposals from 15 August to 15 September 2015.

Read the Tameside Interchange consultation report.

Contact us

Phone: 0161 244 1000