Shudehill Interchange

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Shudehill
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Tram approaching the Metrolink part of the Interchange from the north.
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Shudehill
Location of Shudehill in Greater Manchester
Location
Place Manchester city centre
Local authority Manchester
Coordinates 53°29′07″N2°14′21″W / 53.4852°N 2.2391°W / 53.4852; -2.2391 Coordinates: 53°29′07″N2°14′21″W / 53.4852°N 2.2391°W / 53.4852; -2.2391
Grid reference SJ842987
Platforms2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone1
Present statusIn operation
Operations
Original operator Metrolink
History
OpenedMetrolink
31 March 2003 for passengers
Bus station
29 January 2006
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Shudehill Interchange is a transport hub between Manchester Victoria station and the Northern Quarter in Manchester city centre, England, which comprises a Metrolink stop and a bus station.

Transport hub place where passengers and cargo are exchanged between vehicles

A transport hub is a place where passengers and cargo are exchanged between vehicles or/and between transport modes. Public transport hubs include train stations, rapid transit stations, bus stops, tram stop, airports and ferry slips. Freight hubs include classification yards, airports, seaports and truck terminals, or combinations of these. For private transport, the parking lot functions as a hub.

Manchester Victoria station Manchester, Greater Manchester, M3

Manchester Victoria station in Manchester, England is a combined mainline railway station and Metrolink tram stop. Situated to the north of the city centre on Hunts Bank, close to Manchester Cathedral, it adjoins Manchester Arena which was constructed on part of the former station site in the 1990s. Opened in 1844 and part of the Manchester station group, Victoria is Manchester's third busiest railway station after Piccadilly and Oxford Road and the second busiest station managed by Northern after Oxford Road.

Northern Quarter (Manchester) area in Manchester, England

The Northern Quarter is an area of Manchester city centre, England, between Piccadilly station, Victoria station and Ancoats, centred on Oldham Street, just off Piccadilly Gardens. It was defined and named in the 1990s as part of the regeneration and gentrification of Manchester.

History

The tracks through the site were opened in 1992, however the tram stop did not open until 31 March 2003. The bus part of the interchange opened on 29 January 2006. [1] Construction had initially started on the bus station in 1998 and it was planned to have been completed and fully operational by 2000, but several disputes over the ownership of the site along with two public inquiries over the course of 5 years resulted in the construction work on the station being halted until 2003. [2]

The Shudehill stop is in Zone 1, forming part of the Bury line. Trams run through Shudehill to Bury, Altrincham, Manchester Airport, Piccadilly and Victoria. [3]

Zone 1 (Manchester Metrolink)

Zone 1 of the Manchester Metrolink, light rail network, is the part of the system where trams run through the streets of Manchester city centre. Zone 1 forms the heart of the system where all of the other lines converge. The Zone was first opened in 1992 as the "City Zone", with a three-way street-running line across the city centre. The Second City Crossing (2CC), constructed to ease congestion on the original route, opened in 2017.

Bury Line line of the Manchester Metrolink

The Bury Line is a tram line of the Manchester Metrolink running from Manchester city centre to Bury in Greater Manchester. Originally a railway line, it was, along with the Altrincham Line, converted into a tram line during 1991–92, as part of the first phase of the Metrolink system.

Bury Interchange

Bury Interchange is a transport hub in Bury, Greater Manchester, England. Opened in 1980, it is the northern terminus of the Manchester Metrolink's Bury Line, which prior to 1992 was a heavy-rail line. It also incorporates a bus station.

Service pattern

Services run at least every 12 minutes on all routes. [3]

At peak times (07:15 – 19:30 Monday to Friday, 09:30 – 18:30 Saturday):

Offpeak (all other times during operational hours):

Preceding station  Manchester metrolink logo.PNG Manchester Metrolink  Following station
Manchester Airport – Victoria Line
Terminus
towards  Altrincham
Altrincham – Bury Line
towards  Bury
towards  Piccadilly
Bury – Piccadilly Line

Bus station

The bus station, designed by Jefferson Sheard Architects, replaced the former Cannon Street bus station, under the Manchester Arndale; since the redevelopment of Manchester city centre, the latter has disappeared along with Cannon Street itself. [4]

Jefferson Sheard Architects is a British architectural design firm based in Sheffield, Manchester, Peterborough and London. It was founded in 1958. The founding partners were Bryan Jefferson and Gerry Sheard. Bryan Jefferson was President of the RIBA in 1979-1981. One of the first projects by the practice in the 1960s was the Moore Street electricity substation in Sheffield which was Grade II Listed in 2013. The giant concrete building was illuminated in October 2011 as part of Urban Design Week, funded by National Grid. The practice has completed more projects in the city including the Sheffield City College which was highly commended in the sustainability category in the SCALA Awards 2011.

Manchester Arndale shopping centre in Manchester, England

Manchester Arndale is a large shopping centre in Manchester, England. The centre was built in the 1970s when many other cities were constructing large malls. Manchester Arndale is the largest of a chain of Arndale Centres built across the UK in the 1960s and 1970s. It was constructed in phases between 1972 and 1979, at a cost of £100 m.

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Bus station

Bus services are operated by Arriva North West, First Greater Manchester, Manchester Community Transport, Megabus and Stagecoach Manchester. [5]

Arriva North West

Arriva North West is a bus operator running services in North West England. It is a subsidiary of Arriva UK Bus.

First Greater Manchester

First Greater Manchester is a bus operator in Greater Manchester. It is a subsidiary of FirstGroup.

Manchester Community Transport

Manchester Community Transport is a non-profit bus operator in Greater Manchester, based in Stockport.

There are frequent buses to destinations in the north and the west of Greater Manchester, including Bolton, Bury, Eccles, Middleton, Rochdale, Salford and the Trafford Centre. Buses also run to Altrincham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Blackpool, Burnley, Leigh, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Mossley, Oldham, Preston, Rawtenstall, Stalybridge and Warrington. The bus station is also served by night buses because of its location near the Printworks and the Metroshuttle's zero-fare route 2. [6]

In April 2009, the Manchester Megabus stop moved from the Chorlton Street coach station to Shudehill Interchange, joining Terravision's A40 service to Liverpool John Lennon Airport, which uses coaches for its service as well. [5] [7]

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References

  1. Metrolink in the City Centre, LRTA
  2. "All change for Shudehill area". Manchester Evening News. Retrieved 2 May 2018.
  3. 1 2 "Transport for Greater Manchester tram times". TfGM. Retrieved 29 January 2018.
  4. Manchester Transport Interchange Jefferson Sheard Architects
  5. 1 2 Destination finder Transport for Greater Manchester
  6. "Bus Station Departures - Shudehill" (PDF). Transport for Greater Manchester. Retrieved 12 September 2012.
  7. Shudehill Interchange - JLA Terravision