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Stockport Interchange


We’re working with Stockport Council and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) on a multi-million pound transformation of Stockport’s bus station into a modern transport interchange.

The new transport interchange is part of an exciting £1 billion investment that’s under way to make Stockport an even better place in which to live, work, play and connect.

Plans include:

• A fully accessible, covered passenger concourse in the interchange with seated waiting areas
• Better and easier routes to the town centre for pedestrians. with improved links to the rail station, Merseyway and the River Mersey, as well as a lift between the interchange and the A6
• 20 bus stands, giving space for future growth in bus services
• New bus and train travel information screens, plus a Travelshop for passengers
• Fully accessible toilets with baby changing and Changing Places facilities*
• Cycle parking
• A new town centre park above the interchange, bringing more green space to Stockport town centre for everyone to enjoy
• Direct access to the two-acre park from the A6
• Around 200 new high-quality residential apartments off Daw Bank.

*For more information on Changing Places facilities, visit the website

In March 2019 Stockport Council approved planning permission for the development.

Proposed layout of Stockport Interchange

Stockport plan and map key


Public engagement exercise report

In July 2018, a four-week public engagement exercise was carried out by TfGM, in partnership with Stockport Council and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, to find out what people thought of the proposals for the new Stockport Interchange.

Hundreds of people got in touch to give us their views. We’ve produced an engagement exercise report, which gives a summary of how we ran the exercise, an analysis of the responses received and details of next steps.

A formal planning application has now been submitted to Stockport Council.

Thanks to everyone that took part.

Please check back for future updates.


How will bus services be maintained during construction

Working with bus operators, we’ll maintain all bus services during construction and will work to ensure any disruption to services, passengers and local residents and businesses is kept to an absolute minimum.

Most bus services will be relocated to a temporary bus station at Heaton Lane car park. Some bus services will run from Mersey Square and others, including coaches, will run from temporary stops in the town centre.

While work is under way, information on changes to services and temporary bus stop locations will be available at the bus station site, in Stockport rail station and online.

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 Tim Ward has been commissioned to create and install a piece of artwork reinforcing Stockport’s identity. We want to make the interchange a stimulating and attractive place to spend time in and travel through.

Tim has already held several sessions to get local views and ideas for his design.

Latest updates

November 2020 - Stockport Interchange – Heaton Lane – temporary bus station

During the Coronavirus pandemic, Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and Stockport Council have been able to continue progress on the new Stockport Interchange development. The interchange will provide a valuable contribution to the regeneration of Stockport town centre and remains on-track, with construction due to start on the existing bus station site, in 2021.

I would like to inform you that work to provide a temporary bus station located on part of Heaton Lane car park will begin from Monday 30 November 2020. Advanced notification will also be provided to Heaton Lane car park users.

This essential work is to ensure that bus passengers continue to have access to a bus station facility when the current Stockport bus interchange site closes for construction. A number of on-street bus stops will also be installed around Stockport town centre to provide passengers with a full bus service.

The temporary bus station is due to come into service in late spring 2021.

I am also pleased to inform you that a new Travelshop will open at 32 Mersey Square (near to Debenhams) by the end of this year, to provide passengers with public transport information and advice.

25 September 2020

During the Coronavirus pandemic Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and Stockport Council have been able to continue progress on the new Stockport Interchange development. The interchange will provide a valuable contribution to the regeneration of Stockport town centre and remains on-track, with construction due to start on the existing bus station site, in 2021.

Link bridge connecting Stockport Interchange to Stockport Rail Station

You may recall that, just prior to lockdown in March 2020, a public consultation was held regarding a bridge linking the bus station with Stockport rail station. The team has incorporated feedback received and, following the outline planning permission already received in March 2019, the proposals are in a position to be submitted for formal reserved matters approval, later this year.

The bridge has incorporated some environmental changes as a result of the consultation. For example, 65% of responders described decorative planting to be important. As a result, the amount of steel used within the landscaped element, and will be reduced and replaced with a wildflower retaining wall. The bridge is a vital piece of infrastructure that will allow for improved access from the new interchange and the rail station.

Daw Bank advanced works

Advanced preparation work is due to take place on Daw Bank from Monday 12 October 2020 for a total period of approximately six weeks. Work will include widening works to the footpath and drainage works, between Exchange Street to the Wellington Road bridge. These works will require the full closure of Daw Bank between Exchange Street and Wellington Road North bridge for three weeks. Following this there will be a three week a single carriageway closure, with one-way vehicular operation.

During this time, parking bays located along Daw Bank, will be temporarily removed. Diversion notifications will be in place for road users and alternative parking is available on street at Exchange Street and at Station Road car park.

View a map of the Daw Bank works

Future activity

Work is still on schedule to begin on the construction of the new interchange in 2021. Prior to the closure of the current bus station, work to provide a temporary bus station and some on street bus stops, will take place in the winter of 2020/21.

27 May 2020

You can now read the Stockport Interchange Mixed Use Scheme Outline Business Case. The Business Case provides a comprehensive overview of the scheme, including social and economic benefits, proposed facilities and an outline of the costs associated with the scheme’s development.

Please check back on a regular basis for further updates.

Further information

For further information on the Stockport Interchange project:

Phone: 0161 244 1000

Or email:

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