New £6m Wythenshawe station
A £6m interchange has been opened in Wythenshawe. The new station is designed to provide a modern, high quality gateway to the town centre with improved safety and security for both bus and Metrolink passengers. The development was carried out by contractors Kier on behalf of Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and features a TfGM Travelshop, cycle parking facilities, enhanced CCTV and passenger information systems. It has 72 solar panels fitted to the roof, which generate about 10% of the energy needed for the entire building. The interchange is intended to support the wider regeneration of Wythenshawe town centre, with the release of land occupied by the current bus station on Rowlandsway playing a key role in that.
Chair of the TfGM Committee, Cllr Andrew Fender, said, ‘This is a hugely significant landmark for the town. The interchange will provide better links between buses and trams, improving access to jobs across the area, at the airport and in the city centre for the people of Wythenshawe. Passengers can now experience the improved facilities for themselves and enjoy the benefits of a fully integrated, accessible and eco-friendly transport hub.’