Stockport bus station

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Stockport Bus interchange
Stockport Bus Station.jpg
Bus station with Stockport Viaduct in the background in January 2009
LocationStockport
Stockport (borough)
Coordinates53°24′31″N 2°09′49″W / 53.40867°N 2.16361°W / 53.40867; -2.16361Coordinates: 53°24′31″N 2°09′49″W / 53.40867°N 2.16361°W / 53.40867; -2.16361
Operated byTransport for Greater Manchester
Bus stands24
Bus operatorsArriva North West
First Greater Manchester
High Peak
M Travel
Manchester Community Transport
Stagecoach Manchester
ConnectionsStockport railway station
History
Opened2 March 1981

Stockport bus station in Stockport, Greater Manchester, is a bus terminus for approximately sixty-five bus services. It opened on 2 March 1981 on the site of a former car park. Before the bus station opened, most services terminated at Mersey Square.

It is just off the A6, beneath Stockport Viaduct and a few hundred metres from Stockport railway station. The station has 24 stands with another two stops on Wellington Road and Mersey Square.

In 2014, plans to demolish the bus station and build a new a £42 million transport interchange on the existing site with a connection to the adjacent train station were announced, but these plans were never carried out.[1] In June 2018, plans were announced for a brand-new bus station that would be constructed on the same site underneath a 2-acre park. Other improved transport links will also be built, including a bridge to the railway station.[2][3]

Services[edit]

The majority of services are operated by Stagecoach Manchester with Arriva North West (who also run the town's Metroshuttle service), First Greater Manchester, High Peak, M Travel, Manchester Community Transport and National Express also using the station.[4]

There are frequent buses running to Manchester, Altrincham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Hyde, Levenshulme, Longsight, Manchester Airport and Wythenshawe plus several parts of the Stockport area including Bramhall, Bredbury, Brinnington, Cheadle, Cheadle Hulme, Edgeley, Hazel Grove, Marple, Offerton, Reddish, Romiley and Stepping Hill Hospital.[4]

Buses also run from Stockport to Bolton, Buxton, Chorlton, Derby, Eccles, Macclesfield, New Mills, Poynton, Stretford, Trafford Centre and Wilmslow.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ End of the road for Stockport's old bus station with £42m planned for new transport interchange Manchester Evening News 11 July 2014
  2. ^ "Stockport Interchange: Plans for bus station under park passed". BBC News. BBC. 29 June 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  3. ^ Meakin, Lisa (2 November 2018). "This is how Stockport's huge new bus station - with a two-acre park ON TOP - will look". Manchester Evening News. Reach plc. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b c Destination Finder Stockport bus station Transport for Greater Manchester

External links[edit]

Media related to Stockport Bus Station at Wikimedia Commons