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Stockport Interchange

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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


Proposed layout of Stockport Interchange

Stockport plan and map key

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Next steps

In July, a four-week listening exercise was carried out by TfGM in partnership with Stockport Council and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.

Hundreds of people got in touch to provide their views on the proposals and we’re now working to collate them all. Once complete we’ll publish a report on this page in the near future before we submit a formal planning application to the council.

The planning application will also include an application for outline planning permission for an adjacent Exchange Street development being led by Stockport Council. This outline application will probably include the type of development proposed for the site – at this stage this will likely be predominantly office use with additional retail and restaurant use.

Thanks to everyone that took part and helped to shape the future of Stockport Interchange.

You can view a 3D flythrough of the proposed design.

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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 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.


Further information

For further information on the Stockport Interchange project:

Phone: 0161 244 1000

Or email: stockport.interchange@tfgm.com

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