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Stockport Interchange

A new transport interchange for Stockport

We’re working with Stockport Council to develop a new, modern transport interchange to make it easier to get to and from Stockport and around town.

The new interchange will provide an attractive gateway to the town and offer a safer, more convenient travel experience.

It will be built on the site of the existing Stockport Bus Station and have:

  • A covered passenger concourse and seated waiting area
  • A ticket and information outlet, shop and café
  • Clear and concise electronic passenger information
  • High-quality, fully accessible toilets, baby-changing and a ‘Changing Places’ facility
  • Secure cycle parking
  • Better passenger security, including CCTV
  • Improved taxi facilities

Alongside road improvements in Stockport town centre, the new interchange will reduce traffic in Mersey Square and create a safer space for pedestrians.

Funding for the interchange project is being supported by central government through the Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal programme.

Next steps

The project will be delivered in phases.

The first step involves building a new road bridge across the River Mersey at Astley Street, linking Heaton Lane and the bus station.

Work has already started to clear the site in readiness for bridge construction.

Alongside the interchange, we’re also looking at potential commercial development opportunities on the site with Stockport Council.

Our aim is to attract more investment into Stockport and further support the borough’s regeneration.

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.

We’ve commissioned artist Tim Ward to create and install a piece of artwork to reinforce 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 a session to get local views and ideas for his design.

Public consultation

Members of the public had the opportunity to give their views on the interchange proposals between 9 November and 7 December 2015.

This was part of a joint consultation with Stockport Council on the future of transport in Stockport’s town centre.

We also spoke to a range of stakeholders, including Stockport Disability and Access Forum, Stockport Cycle User Group and Stockport Town Centre Business and Retail Forum.

Read the Stockport Town Centre Transport consultation report and appendices.

Find out more

If you have any questions about the proposals please contact the Stockport Council Town Centre Access Team.

Phone: 0161 474 2299