New 33 million bus station planned

Date Released - 08/07/2014

ASHTON’S bus station is set for a £33 million makeover to help turn it into an exciting town centre transport hub.

The plans will see the old and dated bus 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, the project will further enhance Ashton’s growing regeneration plans.

The new hub is part of the Greater Manchester Growth Deal which sets out a multi-million pound investment partnership programme between Greater Manchester and national government that supports economic growth throughout the County.

The Deal brings together local, national and private funding for projects highlighted as part of the Greater Manchester Growth and Reform Plan.  By 2021 it has been estimated that this Deal will create at least 5,000 jobs.

Tameside Council Executive Leader Cllr Kieran Quinn said: “This is great news for everyone in Tameside as it means we are at the forefront of the key regional infrastructure projects earmarked as part of the Greater Manchester Growth Deal."This plan has been around for some time so 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. "


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