Ashton-under-Lyne bus station

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Ashton-under-Lyne Bus interchange
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Ashton-Under-Lyne bus station and Metrolink Station.
Location
Locale Ashton-under-Lyne
Local government Tameside
Operation
Opened 1994
Managed by Transport for Greater Manchester
Stands 15
Operators Stagecoach Manchester
First Greater Manchester
Travel centre Yes
Intermodal connection Ashton-under-Lyne National Rail

Ashton-under-Lyne bus station is a bus station that is located in the town of Ashton-under-Lyne in Greater Manchester. The bus station is situated on Wellington Road and adjoins the Arcades Shopping Centre. The bus station was opened in 1994 and replaced the previous bus station that was built on the current site. The bus station is run by Transport for Greater Manchester. The new Manchester Metrolink tram station is located alongside the bus station,[1] services to Manchester via Droylsden started in October 2013.[2] Ashton-under-Lyne railway station is also a short walk away.

Services[edit]

Ashton-Under-Lyne bus station

Many bus services use the bus station. The majority of services are run by Stagecoach Manchester with the remainder of services run by First Greater Manchester and Manchester Community Transport.

There are frequent buses running to Hyde, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Stalybridge and Stockport plus several parts of the Tameside area including Denton, Droylsden, Dukinfield and Mossley. Buses also run to parts of Saddleworth, such as Greenfield, Delph, Denshaw and Uppermill, Chorlton, Middleton plus Glossop in Derbyshire.


Future[edit]

On July 7th 2014, the current Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg announced that, as part of Greater Manchester’s wider Growth Deal package, development of a new interchange facility within Ashton Town Centre replacing the current ‘island’ style waiting shelters with a single high quality interchange building, incorporating bus and Metrolink within one site to create a new multi-modal interchange facility within Ashton Town Centre.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ashton-under-Lyne map". TfGM. Metrolink. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 
  2. ^ "East Manchester line". Transport for Greater Manchester 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk/News/Main-Greater-MCR-Transport-Projects-Revealed-Plus-50m-Too

External links[edit]

Media related to Ashton-under-Lyne bus station at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 53°29′25″N 2°05′46″W / 53.49019°N 2.09622°W / 53.49019; -2.09622