A M5000 terminating at Bury Interchange in January 2017.
Location of Bury in Greater Manchester
|Fare zone information|
|Present status||In operation|
|Original operator||London Midland Region of British Railways|
|Opened||17 March 1980|
|Closed as rail station||17 August 1991|
|Conversion to Metrolink operation||6 April 1992|
|UK Trams portal|
Bury Interchange is a transport hub in Bury, Greater Manchester, England. Opened in 1980, It is the northern terminus of the Manchester Metrolink's Bury Line, which prior to 1992 was a heavy-rail line. It also incorporates a bus station.
Bury Interchange was opened by British Rail in March 1980, integrating a new bus station with the northern terminus of the Bury-to-Manchester heavy railway line, a new short spur line was constructed to connect the new station. The railway had originally run into Bury Bolton Street which was further away from the town centre, and was closed by British Rail on the same day that Bury Interchange opened, it is now operated by the heritage East Lancashire Railway. The railway was redeveloped in the early 1990s to become part of the Manchester Metrolink network, forming the northern terminus. The interchange is managed by Transport for Greater Manchester and has recently been refurbished, improving facilities and security for passengers.
In 1994, pensioner Shirley Leach was murdered at the interchange on her way home from visiting her sick daughter in hospital. Despite the case going cold, DNA evidence finally convicted her killer in 2006.
Services mostly run every 12 minutes on 2 routes, forming a 6-minute service between Bury and Manchester at peak times.
The majority of services are run by First Greater Manchester and Rosso with the remainder of services run by Arriva North West and Stagecoach Manchester. Now-defunct operators which have run services to or from the Interchange in the past have included Ribble Motor Services, Crosville Motor Services, Yelloway Motor Services, The Bee Line Buzz Company, Burnley & Pendle, Bolton Coachways, Mayne & Son, Citibus, Shearings, Blue Bus, Maytree Travel and JP Travel.
There are frequent buses running to Manchester, Rochdale, Bolton, Middleton and Rawtenstall plus several parts of the Bury area including Heywood, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom and Tottington. Buses also run from Bury to Accrington, Bacup and Burnley.
Class 504 units at the interchange in 1983.
A Class 504 leaving the station. In the right-hand corner, you can see the island platform layout of the station, which remains today.
Poet Ron Silliman's neon sculpture From Northern Soul (Bury Neon) is displayed at the entrance to Bury Interchange.
- "Bury Bolton Street". Disused Railways. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
- "Bury Interchange in line for safety improvements". GMPTE. Retrieved 2008-01-19.
- "Man found guilty of shirley leach murder". DNA Evidence Led to Shirley Leach Killer. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Bury Interchange.|
- Metrolink Stop Information
- Bury Metrolink area map
- Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive
- TheTrams.co.uk: Metrolink, Bury
- First Manchester
- Easyride Buses
|Preceding station||Manchester Metrolink||Following station|
|Altrincham – Bury Line||Terminus|
|Bury – Piccadilly Line|
|Buckley Wells||Bury Line||Terminus|