Shudehill Interchange

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Metrolink
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Shudehill is located in Manchester_Metrolink
Shudehill
Shudehill
Location of Shudehill in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Manchester city centre
Local authority Manchester
Coordinates 53°29′07″N 2°14′21″W / 53.4852°N 2.2391°W / 53.4852; -2.2391Coordinates: 53°29′07″N 2°14′21″W / 53.4852°N 2.2391°W / 53.4852; -2.2391
Grid reference SJ842987
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone D (City)
Present status In operation
Operations
Original operator Metrolink
History
Opened Metrolink
31 March 2003 for passengers
Bus station
29 January 2006
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Shudehill Interchange is a transport hub located between Manchester Victoria station and the Northern Quarter in Manchester city centre, England. It comprises a Metrolink stop and a bus station.

Metrolink[edit]

The Shudehill station is in the City Zone, forming part of the Bury, South Manchester and Oldham-Rochdale lines. Trams run through Shudehill to Bury, Altrincham, Ashton, East Didsbury, Rochdale and Piccadilly. The station has two platforms, one for each direction. Like most other Metrolink stations the station has real-time displays, public telephones, waiting shelters, ticket machines and benches.

Services[edit]

Shudehill Interchange is served by trams on the Bury and Altrincham lines with a tram running every 6 minutes during the day, Mondays to Saturdays, to Bury and every 12 minutes during the day, Mondays to Saturdays, to Ashton via Piccadilly or Altrincham. Monday to Saturday evening and Sunday daytime journeys run every 12 minutes to Bury and to Ashton or Altrincham via Piccadilly, while Sunday evening journeys run every 15 minutes.

Shudehill is also located on the South Manchester and Oldham-Rochdale lines with trams towards Rochdale Town Centre and East Didsbury running every 12 minutes Monday-Saturdays and Sunday daytime and every 15 minutes Sunday early mornings and evenings.[1] Services will extend from St Werburgh's Road to Manchester Airport from December 2014.

Bus station[edit]

The bus station, designed by Jefferson Sheard Architects, replaced the former Cannon Street Bus Station which was under the Manchester Arndale which since the redevelopment of Manchester city centre has disappeared along with Cannon Street itself. It also has a brand new car park which, when viewed from the top deck, allows sweeping views across large parts of the city centre.

The majority of buses from Shudehill are operated by First Greater Manchester with the remainder of services run by Arriva North West, JPT, Stagecoach Manchester and Megabus.

There are frequent buses to destinations in the north and west of Greater Manchester, including Bolton, Bury, Eccles, Middleton, Rochdale, Salford and the Trafford Centre. Buses also run to Altrincham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Blackpool, Burnley, Leigh, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Mossley, Oldham, Preston, Rawtenstall, Stalybridge and Warrington. The bus station is also served by night buses, due to its location near the Printworks and the Metroshuttle number 2 zero-fare bus route.[2]

In April 2009, the Manchester Megabus stop moved from the Chorlton Street Coach Station to Shudehill Interchange, joining Terravision's A40 service to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which also use coaches for its service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Metrolink - Tram Times - Shudehill". Metrolink. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bus Station Departures - Shudehill". Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
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towards Altrincham
Altrincham – Bury Line
towards Bury
towards East Didsbury
East Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre Line
  Under Re-development  
towards Altrincham
Altrincham – Bury Line
towards Bury
Bury – Ashton-under-Lyne Line
towards East Didsbury
East Didsbury – Rochdale Town Centre Line