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Tameside Interchange (Ashton-under-Lyne)

A new transport interchange for Tameside

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:

  • Direct links to Metrolink.
  • A covered concourse and seated waiting area.
  • A ticket and information outlet, shop/s and café.
  • Clear and concise electronic passenger information including bus, Metrolink and rail information screens.
  • High-quality, fully accessible toilets, baby-changing and a ‘Changing Places’ facility.
  • Secure cycle parking.
  • Better 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 2019.

Next steps

Initial work on the interchange project started on 2 October 2017, involving the diversion of utilities near the junction of Wellington Road and Oldham Road.

Two sections of the footpath (around 50 metres in total) on the east side of Oldham Road have been closed for this work.

The footpath next to Oldham Road will need to close permanently to allow buses to access the interchange once it opens.

The left-hand lane of the one-way (southbound) section of Oldham Road is closed (off-peak only) between the junction with Wellington Road and Blandford Street until late November 2017.

For one week from Monday 20 November 2017, there will be single-lane, off-peak closures on alternate days across both carriageways on Wellington Road, between the junctions with Oldham Road and West Street.

Throughout these works, no full road closures, contraflows or temporary traffic lights are planned.

Please check back here for further updates as work progresses.

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