New £5m bus and tram interchange to be built in Greater Manchester

product-halfheight New £5m bus and tram interchange to be built in Greater ManchesterA new bus and tram interchange is set to be built in Manchester, off Poundswick Lane next to Wythenshawe Forum, as part of a project jointly funded by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and Manchester City Council.

Construction experts Kier have managed to secure the contract for building the £5m interchange following a competitive tendering process via the North West Construction Hub (NWCH) framework. Survey and testing work will begin on site next month, with construction work expected to begin in early June, a news report on the matter revealed.

The project will involve the construction of a new bus station alongside the Wythenshawe town centre Metrolink stop and upon completion provide a multi-modal transport Interchange.

For passengers, the new interchange will offer a range of improved services, such as modern, fully-covered waiting areas, better information and ticketing facilities, a safer, more secure waiting environment and greater accessibility.

The interchange will also have a TfGM Travelshop providing tickets and information, a highly visible centralised bus supervisor’s office and cycle parking facilities.

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