Tameside (Ashton-under-Lyne) Interchange Works: Temporary Stand Changes

Plans to move Tameside buses closer to trams now a step closer

Stagecoach Manchester MAN, MX54 LRV, Ashton-under-Lyne bus station
From the 24 June 2018, Stand N will be no more. Therefore the 345 service (as seen above) will move to R stand on Gas Street, opposite the (now closed) rear entrance of Boots The Chemist.

As soon as the last bus leaves Ashton-under-Lyne bus station on Saturday 23 June 2018, Stands J to R will be closed to make way for Ashton Bus Station Mark IV.

Ashton’s new look bus station, the main feature of Tameside (Ashton-under-Lyne) Interchange is set to open in 2020. VINCI Construction UK will commence building works from the end of this month. They are also building Wigan’s state-of-the-art bus station, which replaces the 1987 version by EGS Design.

In advance of construction works, preparatory work has been undertaken alongside Assheton House and the former Radcliffe Freedom Gardens. They were moved from the previous location for the Arcades Shopping Centre. The Probation Service’s Ashton office is empty and has moved to a temporary location in Guide Bridge.

For nearly all bus passengers there will be a change of stand for your usual buses. In our handy little map, all stand letters in red text will be used after the 23 June 2018. Those in black text will be closed.

Ashton Bus Station stands

A Stand

  • 231: Ashton-under-Lyne – Tameside Hospital – Littlemoss – Manchester [Piccadilly Gardens];
  • 335: Ashton-under-Lyne – Dukinfield – Audenshaw – Denton [Town Lane];
  • 338: Ashton-under-Lyne – Crowhill Circular;
  • 339: Ashton-under-Lyne – Crowhill Circular;
  • 395: Ashton-under-Lyne – Waterloo – Limehurst Farm;
  • 396: Ashton-under-Lyne – Waterloo – Fitton Hill – Failsworth – Newton Heath.

B Stand

  • 7: Ashton-under-Lyne – Ashton Moss – Droylsden – Gorton – Denton – Reddish – Stockport;
  • 168: Ashton-under-Lyne – Littlemoss – Droylsden – Gorton – Belle Vue – Longsight – Fallowfield – Chorlton-cum-Hardy;
  • Coaches and excursions;
  • School buses.

C Stand

  • 409: Ashton-under-Lyne – Hathershaw – Oldham – Royton – Rochdale.

D Stand

  • 346: Ashton-under-Lyne – Dukinfield – Newton – Hyde – (Gee Cross);
  • 353: Ashton-under-Lyne – Stalybridge – Mossley – Roughtown – Lydgate – Uppermill;
  • 354: Ashton-under-Lyne – Stalybridge – Mossley – Roaches Lock – Greenfield – Uppermill – Dobcross – Delph – Carrcote;
  • 355: Ashton-under-Lyne – Stalybridge – Mossley – Greenfield – Uppermill – Dobcross – Delph – Denshaw.

E Stand

  • 216: Manchester [Piccadilly Gardens] – Ancoats – Clayton – Droylsden – Audenshaw – Ashton-under-Lyne – Stalybridge (peak hours only);
  • 219: Manchester [Piccadilly Gardens] – Higher Openshaw – Fairfield – Audenshaw – Ashton-under-Lyne – Stalybridge (peak hours only);
  • 236: Ashton-under-Lyne – Stalybridge – Mottram-in-Longdendale – Woolley Bridge – Dinting – Glossop;
  • 237: Ashton-under-Lyne – Stalybridge – Mottram-in-Longdendale – Hollingworth – Tintwistle – Hadfield – Dinting – Glossop [Shirebrook Park].

F Stand

  • 41: Ashton-under-Lyne – Dukinfield Town Hall – Albion Hotel – Tennyson Avenue;
  • 387: Ashton-under-Lyne – Tameside Hospital – Stalybridge – Mottram-in-Longdendale – Hattersley – Godley – Hyde;
  • 389: Ashton-under-Lyne – Ridge Hill Estate – Stalybridge – Dukinfield [Yew Tree Estate] – Flowery Field – Hyde.

G Stand

  • 348: Ashton-under-Lyne – Stalybridge – Copley – Millbrook – Carrbrook [Village];
  • 350: Ashton-under-Lyne – Tameside Hospital – Mossley – Micklehurst – Hey Farm Estate – Greenfield – Uppermill – Dobcross – Delph – Scouthead – Waterhead – Greenacres – Oldham.

H Stand

  • 330: Ashton-under-Lyne – Dukinfield – Hyde – Woodley – Stockport – (Manchester Airport).

Katherine Street

J Stand

No buses as yet.

K Stand

  • 347: Ashton-under-Lyne – Guide Bridge – Audenshaw – Denton – Haughton Green.

Gas Street

L Stand

  • 219: Ashton-under-Lyne – Audenshaw – Fairfield – Higher Openshaw – Manchester [Piccadilly Gardens].

M Stand

  • 216: Ashton-under-Lyne – Audenshaw – Droylsden – Clayton – Ancoats – Manchester [Piccadilly Gardens].

R Stand

  • 217: Ashton-under-Lyne – Ashton Moss – Droylsden – Clayton – Bradford – Ancoats – Manchester [Shudehill Interchange];
  • 345: Ashton-under-Lyne – Dukinfield – Audenshaw – Denton [Pendle Road];

Wellington Road

P Stand:

  • 38: Ashton-under-Lyne – Hurst – Hazelhurst;
  • 39: Ashton-under-Lyne – Hurst – Hazelhurst;
  • 232: Ashton-under-Lyne – Hartshead Circular;
  • 331: Ashton-under-Lyne – Smallshaw Circular;
  • 332: Ashton-under-Lyne – Smallshaw Circular;
  • 333: Ashton-under-Lyne – Hurst Circular;
  • 393: Ashton-under-Lyne – Higher Hurst – Smallshaw Circular;

The 41, 387, and 389 will retain their existing stand positions for the time being. South Pennine Community Transport’s X50 route to Holmfirth will not be affected. Its terminus remains the stop outside The Engine Room public house.

As you may expect, East of the M60 will also keep you posted with the latest stand changes as well as the usual bus service changes. The latter will be due nearer to the end of July when the Summer Changes come into play.

S.V., 12 June 2018.

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