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23.03.12

Tram-bus interchange plans for Wythenshawe

The consultation on Wythenshawe’s new bus and tram interchange is almost complete, with over 1,000 people having taken part.

Public exhibitions showcasing the plans launched in February and will close on Monday.

Designs and plans have been discussed to relocate the current bus station to a new site where it will link up with one of the town’s new Metrolink stops to create a new integrated transport interchange.

The work will improve services, including covered waiting areas, passenger facilities, ticket and information facilities and a safer waiting environment. Cycle parking will also be provided and the interchange will be fully accessible.

The project is funded by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and Manchester City Council, to support the wider regeneration of the town centre.

Cllr Andrew Fender, chair of the TfGM committee, said: “We’ve had a very encouraging response to the exhibitions and consultations – but the chance for people to have their say on our initial proposals will come to an end on Monday.

“The new interchange is going to provide a modern, high quality gateway to the town centre for bus and Metrolink passengers and is an exciting sign of things to come for Wythenshawe.

“The consultation gives people the chance to help shape the final designs, so I’d encourage people to visit the website, see what we’re proposing and tell us what they think.”

Comments received will feed into the development of the proposals and designs. A planning application will then be submitted to Manchester City Council for formal approval.

If approved, the designs will then be finalised and work could start on-site in 2013, with a view to the new interchange opening in early 2015. The existing bus station will continue to operate until the interchange is operational.

To take part in the consultation, visit: www.tfgm.com/haveyoursay.

Tell us what you think – have your say below, or email us directly at opinion@railtechnologymagazine.com

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