New Greater Manchester interchange given opening day- with passengers to be welcomed next month

The interchange has been given an opening date
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A Greater Manchester town has been given an opening date for its new transport interchange. The interchange in Stockport will welcome passengers for the first time on March 17. 

The state of the art interchange will also have a rooftop park and 18 bus stands. The park will open the day after the interchange. 

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The park will be a unique green space that residents from all over the borough can enjoy. It will feature play equipment, festoon lighting, and a community space that will help to connect Stockport’s neighbourhoods and communities.

The new interchange will be connected to Stockport train station via a new walking and cycling route. Some nearby stops, including Heaton Lane bus station will close and services will transfer to the new Interchange.

Vernon Everitt, Greater Manchester Transport Commissioner said: “We can’t wait to welcome passengers to the new, state of the art interchange at Stockport - complete with town centre park - from 17 March. 

“The old bus station has been transformed into a modern, attractive and accessible interchange with facilities for customers and staff fit for the 21st century. It will help people to make journeys around Stockport, Greater Manchester and further afield and will be a central element in the introduction of Bee Network buses in Stockport from January 2025.  

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“I urge everyone to make sure they are familiar with where they need to go to catch their bus before the interchange opens on March 17.”

Cllr Mark Hunter, Leader of Stockport Council, said: “We’re now in a position to reveal the date of the opening of the Interchange and our new, unique, town centre park and it’s fantastic that we’re so close.

“The progress that has been made to date has been truly transformational for our town centre, which is all part of the exciting £1 billion investment that's underway to make Stockport an even better place in which to live, work, play and connect.

“The opening of the site is just the start of the amazing things we have planned for Stockport this year and will continue with our Town of Culture Weekend taking place on March 23 and 24.”

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