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Ashton Interchange

** Part of Ashton Bus Station is now closed. **

A new transport interchange for Ashton

We’re working with Tameside Council to redevelop Ashton-under-Lyne’s bus station into a modern transport interchange.

As well as offering an attractive gateway to the town, it will make it much easier to change between different types of transport, like trams and buses.

The new interchange will be built on the existing Ashton Bus Station site and have:

  • a covered concourse and seated waiting area
  • a ticket and information outlet and retail facilities
  • electronic passenger information including bus, Metrolink and rail
  • information screens
  • accessible toilets, baby-changing and ‘Changing Places’ facilities
  • secure cycle parking with a cycle hub
  • enhanced passenger security including CCTV
  • improved taxi facilities.

By improving access to jobs, learning and leisure, the new interchange will support Vision Tameside – building greater economic prosperity and transforming learning and skills.

The development is being funded by central Government through the Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal programme.

The new transport interchange is expected to open in spring 2020.

Next steps

Part of Ashton Bus Station is now closed to allow for the construction of a new transport interchange.

Bus services continue to run, but some bus stops have been temporarily relocated in the bus station or on nearby streets.

These arrangements will be in place until the new transport interchange opens, which is expected to be in spring 2020.

The bus station Travelshop and the Ashton-under-Lyne Metrolink stop are operating as normal throughout construction.

Please also note that the footpath next to Oldham Road has now closed permanently to allow buses to access the interchange once complete.

Where to find your bus service after Thursday 27 February 2020

Tameside Interchange partial closure

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Summary of recent changes

  • Service 348/350 from stand G to new stand A on Wellington Road
  • Service 346 from stand D to stand E
  • Service 236/237 from stand E to stand P Wellington Road
  • All services stand A to stand G
  • Service 230 and coaches to stand D
  • Service 7 and 217 from stand B to new stand B on Wellington Road

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