Ashton-under-Lyne Town Centre – Progress 3

New Bus Station for Ashton-under-Lyne

The old bus station will be pulled down and moved closer to the Metrolink stop to create a train, tram and bus hub for the town.

Ashton Bus Station, which is to be replaced by a £33m interchange

Plans to transform Ashton bus station into a £33m transport interchange have been revealed by travel bosses. The project will see the old station completely rebuilt and moved closer to the new Metrolink tram stop, providing better access between the two by the end of 2017.

With the newly redesigned train station opposite, Tameside Council says that the project will play a key part in the town’s regeneration.

Council leader Councillor Kieran Quinn said: “This is great news for Tameside as it means we are at the forefront of the key regional infrastructure projects earmarked as part of the Greater Manchester Growth Deal.

“Being one of the successful areas to get this funding, ensures Tameside does not miss out as this government starts to release vital resources for major infrastructure schemes, helping to bring economic spend to the county.”

Further details of the town’s hub come just days after the Greater Manchester Growth Deal, which set out a £470m investment partnership programme between the region and the government that supports economic growth throughout the county.

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