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Stockport interchange

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TfGM is 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

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Bridge View


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. TfGM produced an engagement exercise report, which gives a summary of how we ran the exercise, an analysis of the responses received and the next steps.

A three-week public engagement exercise was carried out on the bridge link and public park in March 2020, from the feedback received some alterations were incorporated into the design. For example, 65% of responders described decorative planting to be important. As a result, the amount of steel used on the bridge link 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.

Thanks to everyone that took part.

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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 TfGM 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.


Updates

February 2021 - Tree removal - Daw Bank and River Mersey

As part of ongoing construction works for Stockport's new interchange, and prior to bird nesting season, a number of trees around the site are being removed. This includes trees that line the length of Daw Bank, along the River Mersey frontage and others within the vicinity of the bus station.

Work is due to start from 22 February 2021 and is due to take approximately one week to complete, with each tree undergoing a full inspection by a qualified tree specialist prior to removal.

In line with Stockport MBC's tree replacement policy, more trees will be re-planted than those removed. Additionally, plans include a new town centre park above the interchange, bringing more green space to Stockport town centre for everyone to enjoy.

Due to ongoing construction work, current timescales for the replanting of trees on the interchange site is Autumn 2023.


January 2021 - Temporary Travelshop on Mersey Square

TfGM have now completed and opened the new Travelshop at 32 Mersey Square (near Debenhams), to provide passengers with public transport information and advice.


Stockport temp stop

The Travelshop, located between 526 Jeanswear and Sandwich Pound, replaces the old unit at the entrance to the bus station during the construction of the new Interchange. The new Travelshop will provide passengers with public transport information and advice in a Covid-safe environment.

Further information on the services offered


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.

Work to provide a temporary bus station located on part of Heaton Lane car park began Monday 30 November 2020. Advanced notification was provided to Heaton Lane car park users and information displayed in the car park area.

This essential work is to ensure that bus passengers continue to have access to a bus station facility when the current Stockport bus station 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 Summer 2021.

A new Travelshop will open at 32 Mersey Square (near to Debenhams) in January 2021, to provide passengers with public transport information and advice.

You can view archived updates relating to Stockport interchange on the archive webpage.


Further information

For further information on the Stockport Interchange project:

Phone: 0161 244 1000

Or email: stockport.interchange@tfgm.com

Lines are open from 7am to 8pm, Monday to Friday, and from 8am and 8pm on Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.