Manchester Chorlton Street coach station

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Manchester Chorlton Street coach station
Location
Locale Chorlton Street, Manchester, M1 3JF
Local authority Manchester
Coordinates 53°28′41″N 2°14′14″W / 53.478032°N 2.237220°W / 53.478032; -2.237220Coordinates: 53°28′41″N 2°14′14″W / 53.478032°N 2.237220°W / 53.478032; -2.237220
Operation
Opened 1950 (original)
2002 (current)
Managed by National Express Coaches
No. of stands 8
Operators National Express, Eurolines, High Peak
Rail connection Yes, Manchester Piccadilly station 480 metres away

Manchester Chorlton Street coach station or Manchester Central coach station is a coach station in Manchester, England. The station is operated by National Express Coaches, who provide the majority of services.

History[edit]

The station was first opened in 1950 and consisted of three platform islands with long shelters. The station was re-designed in 1963 by Leach Rhodes Walker with the addition of a multi-storey car park and was re-opened in 1967.[1] Similar to the original station, it had three platform islands and had a semi-open concourse.

The station had a reputation of being a miserable station,[2] with the semi-open concourse making conditions feel cold and windy.

The station underwent a major re-build and was opened in 2002.

Services[edit]

The station is staffed by National Express who operate the majority of services from the station. Eurolines also operates coach services to Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, while High Peak operate the TransPeak service to Derby. The service was previously operated by Trent Barton with a fleet of coaches, but following the creation of High Peak in 2012, the service is now operated by standard buses.

National Express's rival company, Megabus used to operate services from outside the coach station on Chorlton Street but moved across the city to Shudehill Interchange in April 2009.[3]

Connecting services[edit]

Transdev's Burnley and Pendle and Lancashire United bus services X40, X41 and X43 terminate and start from outside the station, running services to Accrington, Blackburn and Burnley. Stagecoach Manchester service 219 to Ashton-under-Lyne and Metroshuttle service 1 also stop outside the station, while a number of local bus services stop around the corner on Portland Street.

Piccadilly Gardens is a three-minute walk away from the coach station, where many bus services run to destinations across Greater Manchester, along with Metrolink tram services. Piccadilly train station is a five-minute walk away, where the majority of regional and national train services depart from.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Chorlton Street Bus Station". Manchester History. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "Lost and Found Manchester City Centre Bus Termini". East of the M60. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Archive Changes Page". Dundee Buses. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Journey Planning - Maps". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 3 June 2012. 

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