Bury
Metrolink station
An M5000 terminating at Bury Interchange in January 2017.
LocationBury, Bury
England
Coordinates53°35′29″N 2°17′49″W / 53.5914°N 2.2970°W / 53.5914; -2.2970Coordinates: 53°35′29″N 2°17′49″W / 53.5914°N 2.2970°W / 53.5914; -2.2970
Grid referenceSD804105
Line(s)Bury Line
Platforms2
Other information
StatusIn operation
Fare zone4
History
Opened17 March 1980
Original companyLondon Midland Region of British Railways
Key dates
17 August 1991Closed as a rail station
6 April 1992Conversion to Metrolink operation
Location

Bury Interchange is a transport hub in the town of 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.

History

Bury Interchange was opened by British Rail in March 1980, integrating a new bus station with the northern terminus of the Bury-to-Manchester heavy railway line, a new short spur line was constructed to connect the new station. The railway had originally run into Bury Bolton Street which was further away from the town centre, and was closed by British Rail on the same day that Bury Interchange opened; Bury Bolton Street is now operated by the heritage East Lancashire Railway. The railway was redeveloped in the early-1990s to become part of the Manchester Metrolink network in 1992, forming the northern terminus.[1] The interchange is managed by Transport for Greater Manchester and has recently been refurbished, improving facilities and security for passengers.[2]

Metrolink services

Service pattern

Services mostly run every 12 minutes on 2 routes, forming a 6-minute service between Bury and Manchester at peak times.

Preceding station   Manchester Metrolink   Following station Radcliffetowards AltrinchamAltrincham – Bury LineTerminus Radcliffetowards PiccadillyBury – Piccadilly Line   Proposed   Buckley Wells   Bury Line   Terminus

Bus services

The majority of services are run by Go North West and Rosso with the remainder of services run by Arriva North West and Stagecoach Manchester. Now-defunct operators which have run services to or from the interchange in the past have included Ribble Motor Services, Crosville Motor Services, Yelloway Motor Services, Bee Line Buzz Company, Burnley & Pendle, Bolton Coachways, Mayne Coaches, Citibus Tours, Shearings, Blue Bus & Coach Services, Maytree Travel, JPT and First Greater Manchester.

There are frequent buses running to Manchester, Rochdale, Bolton, Middleton and Rawtenstall plus several parts of the Bury area including Heywood, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom and Tottington. Buses also run from Bury to Accrington, Bacup and Burnley.

Gallery

References

  1. ^ "Bury Bolton Street". Disused Railways. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Bury Interchange in line for safety improvements". GMPTE. Archived from the original on 31 July 2012. Retrieved 19 January 2008.