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Tameside Interchange

Part of Ashton Bus Station will close after the last bus service on Saturday 23 June 2018.

A new transport interchange for Tameside (Ashton-under-Lyne)

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

After the last bus service on Saturday 23 June 2018, we’ll need to close part of the current bus station so the work can begin.

During the construction work, bus services will continue to run, but some bus stops will be 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 will operate as normal throughout construction.

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


Where to find your bus service after Saturday 23 June 2018

18-0748 Tameside Bus Station closure map-WEB 18-0748 Tameside Bus Station closure service info-WEB


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 reportTameside Interchange consultation report.


Contact us

Phone: 0161 244 1000
Email: tameside.interchange@tfgm.com