Shudehill Interchange

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Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Shudehill
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
UK Trams portal

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.

Service pattern[edit]

  • 5 trams per hour to Rochdale Town Centre with double trams in the peak
  • 5 trams per hour to Ashton-under-Lyne with double trams in the peak
  • 15 trams per hour to Piccadilly with some double trams (7am to 8pm Mon-Fri, 9am – 8pm Sat). 5 trams per hour at all other times.
  • 10 trams per hour to Bury with some double trams (7am to 8pm Mon-Fri, 9am – 8pm Sat). 5 trams per hour at all other times.

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, Stagecoach Manchester, Diamond Bus North West 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.[1]

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. ^ "Bus Station Departures - Shudehill" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 12 September 2012. 

External links[edit]

Preceding station   Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink   Following station
Rochdale Town Centre – Ashton-under-Lyne Line
towards Piccadilly
Bury – Piccadilly Line
towards Bury
  From Late August 2015  
towards East Didsbury
Bury – East Didsbury Line
towards Bury