Stourbridge Interchange

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Stourbridge Interchange is a bus station in Stourbridge, England, on the site of an earlier bus station.

The reason that Network West Midlands decided on the redevelopment is that the old station served over 700 buses a day, and could not cope with the demand.[citation needed]

The new name of 'Stourbridge Interchange', came about because of the adjacent local railway station, where passengers can interchange to train services. The redeveloped interchange opened on 22 April 2012. The old bus station closed on Sunday 24 October 2010 and temporary bus stops were put in place.[1] There was a free bus service, operated by National Express West Midlands, which took passengers from the temporary bus stops into Stourbridge town centre.[2]

The most frequent bus services are the National Express West Midlands 9 service going to Birmingham, X96,and 246 to Dudley.[citation needed]

Design[edit]

The new station is designed to resemble other bus stations in the region, such as the newly finished Wolverhampton bus station and the Halesowen bus station. Stourbridge Interchange includes indoor waiting areas and a new facilities building including a help desk and toilets. The new station was developed on the site of the old bus station, which is located just off the Stourbridge ring road.

The interchange features a mosaic artwork, Cameo, by local artist Steve Field, which makes use of anamorphic columns and includes images based on cameo glass from the nearby Broadfield House Glass Museum.[3]

Midland Metro[edit]

Under current plans, Stourbridge Interchange might be used as a Midland Metro stop outside on Foster Street East, without a stop at Stourbridge Town. The preceding stop being Stourbridge Junction and the succeeding stop being either Stourbridge High Street or Stourbridge Centre (the terminus)

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Coordinates: 52°27′22″N 2°08′33″W / 52.4560°N 2.1426°W / 52.4560; -2.1426