|Location||Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester|
|Owned by||Transport for Greater Manchester|
|Bus routes||57 (August 2018)|
|Bus operators|| Arriva North West |
Diamond Bus North West
Go North West
Manchester Community Transport
|Connections|| Piccadilly railway station (500 metres away)|
Chorlton Street coach station (300 metres away)
|Website||Transport for Greater Manchester|
Manchester Piccadilly Gardens bus station, often abbreviated to Piccadilly Gardens is one of two main bus stations in Manchester city centre.
Technically it is not a bus station, just a series of bus stops and bus stands. Nearby there is a Manchester Metrolink station named Piccadilly Gardens. The majority of the stands are located between Piccadilly Gardens and the Piccadilly Plaza, where buses for south or west Manchester usually begin or end their route. Other stands are located on Oldham Street, Piccadilly or Lever Street for services heading towards north or east of Manchester. However, they are all classed as Piccadilly Gardens.
The segregated bus 'station' was first opened on the site of the demolished Manchester Infirmary in 1931 to serve as the new terminus of the various extensive regional express bus services run by Manchester and its partners that had to be curtailed under the Road Traffic Act of 1930 and subsequent regulation of bus services. The station was extended in 1932/33 and finally extended to form the full length of Parker Street in 1935.
There are numerous buses that use Piccadilly Gardens bus station. The majority of services are run by Diamond Bus North West, Magic Bus and Stagecoach Manchester with the remainder of services run by Arriva North West, Go North West and Manchester Community Transport.
There are frequent buses running to areas around the Greater Manchester area as well as to Glossop, Huddersfield, Macclesfield, Stalybridge and Wilmslow.
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