14 August, 2008
The department of transport have approved proposals made under the transport innovation fund (TIF) for a major investment in public transport in Manchester
The department of transport have approved proposals made under the transport innovation fund (TIF) for a major investment in public transport in Manchester. This would include building a new transport interchange in Altrincham, if the £2.7bn TIF package is approved. The interchange will link up buses, train and tram services. Also the train station would be modernized, as part of the TIF proposals. The interchange will offer electronic information systems for all transport which Manchester doesn’t currently have, although many other countries in the world do. It will also have new footbridges linking platforms, new canopies that will be built over the platforms and a comprehensive CCTV.
If the £2.7bn TIF package is approved, there are also plans to make another transport interchange in the Stockport area. The interchange would replace Stockport’s bus station and give an easier access for shoppers by building a lift to Mersey Square district, there will also be a bridge built, this will connect the interchange to the A6
Lord Peter Smith, leader of AGMA, said: “TIF will have a significant, positive impact on businesses, families and commuters in Altrincham , delivering more trains at peak times and a far more integrated bus service starting earlier and finishing later. The new interchange will also allow for far more integration between trains, buses and trams.”
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