Manchester Chorlton Street coach station

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Manchester Chorlton Street Bus interchange
Manchester Chorlton Street coach station
Location
LocaleChorlton Street, Manchester, M1 3JF
Local authorityManchester
Coordinates53°28′41″N 2°14′14″W / 53.478032°N 2.237220°W / 53.478032; -2.237220Coordinates: 53°28′41″N 2°14′14″W / 53.478032°N 2.237220°W / 53.478032; -2.237220
Operation
Opened1950 (original)
2002 (current)
Managed byNational Express Coaches
No. of stands8
OperatorsNational Express, Eurolines, High Peak
Rail connectionYes, Manchester Piccadilly station 480 metres away
 
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Manchester Chorlton Street Bus interchange
Manchester Chorlton Street coach station
Location
LocaleChorlton Street, Manchester, M1 3JF
Local authorityManchester
Coordinates53°28′41″N 2°14′14″W / 53.478032°N 2.237220°W / 53.478032; -2.237220Coordinates: 53°28′41″N 2°14′14″W / 53.478032°N 2.237220°W / 53.478032; -2.237220
Operation
Opened1950 (original)
2002 (current)
Managed byNational Express Coaches
No. of stands8
OperatorsNational Express, Eurolines, High Peak
Rail connectionYes, Manchester Piccadilly station 480 metres away

Manchester Chorlton Street coach station or Manchester Central coach station is a coach station in Manchester, England. The station is operated by National Express Coaches, who provide the majority of services.

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History

The station was first opened in 1950 and consisted of three platform islands with long shelters. The station was re-designed in 1963 by Leach Rhodes Walker with the addition of a multi-storey car park and was re-opened in 1967.[1] Similar to the original station, it had three platform islands and had a semi-open concourse.

The station had a reputation of being a miserable station,[2] with the semi-open concourse making conditions feel cold and windy.

The station underwent a major re-build and was opened in 2002.

Services

The station is staffed by National Express who operate the majority of services from the station. Eurolines also operates coach services to Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, while High Peak operate the TransPeak service to Nottingham. The service was previously operated by Trent Barton with a fleet of coaches, but following the creation of High Peak in 2012, the service is now operated by standard buses.

National Express's rival company, Megabus used to operate services from outside the coach station on Chorlton Street but moved across the city to Shudehill Interchange in April 2009.[3]

Services operated from the coach station are[4][5]:

NoOperatorDestinationVia
060National ExpressLiverpool Norton Street coach stationSalford (Regent Road), Liverpool (Edge Lane, Botanic Park)
Leeds coach station Bus interchangeMiles Platting, Failsworth, Chadderton, Bradford Bus interchange National Rail (evenings)
061National ExpressLiverpool Norton Street coach stationManchester Airport Airport interchange Bus interchange National Rail
Leeds coach station Bus interchangeBradford Bus interchange National Rail
280National ExpressBirkenhead Europa Boulevard Bus interchangeManchester Airport Airport interchange Bus interchange National Rail, Liverpool John Lennon Airport Airport interchange Bus interchange, Liverpool Bus interchange
Leeds coach station Bus interchangeOldham Bus interchange (some), Bradford Bus interchange National Rail
325National ExpressBirmingham coach stationManchester Airport Airport interchange Bus interchange National Rail Stoke-on-Trent (Hanley bus station) Bus interchange, Penkridge, Wolverhampton, Birmingham (Great Barr, Perry Barr)
333National ExpressBirmingham coach stationStockport Bus interchange, Manchester Airport Airport interchange Bus interchange National Rail Stoke-on-Trent (Hanley bus station) Bus interchange
336National ExpressEdinburgh bus station Bus interchangePreston Bus interchange, Carlisle Bus interchange, Hamilton Bus interchange, Glasgow Buchanan bus station Bus interchange
Birmingham coach stationManchester Airport, Stoke-on-Trent (Hanley bus station) Bus interchange
341National ExpressBirmingham coach stationManchester Airport Airport interchange Bus interchange National Rail Stafford National Rail, Penkridge, Wolverhampton
381National ExpressLeeds coach station Bus interchangeOldham Bus interchange, Bradford Bus interchange National Rail
Wrexham bus station Bus interchange (some)Manchester Airport Airport interchange Bus interchange National Rail, Warrington Bus interchange National Rail (some), Chester Zoo (some), Chester Bus interchange
385National ExpressBangor (Wales) bus station Bus interchangeLiverpool Bus interchange, Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port Bus interchange, Flint, Greenfield, Talacre, Gronant, Prestatyn (Pontins, King's Avenue), Rhyl (Robin Hood, Promenade), Kinmel Bay, Towyn, Pensarn, Colwyn Bay, Llandrillo-yn-Rhos, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, Llandudno Junction
386National ExpressPwllheli bus station Bus interchangeLiverpool Bus interchange, Birkenhead, Ellesmere Port Bus interchange, Flint, Greenfield, Talacre, Gronant, Prestatyn (Pontins, King's Avenue), Rhyl (Robin Hood, Promenade), Kinmel Bay, Towyn, Pensarn, Colwyn Bay, Llandrillo-yn-Rhys, Penrhyn Bay, Llandudno, Bangor Bus interchange, Caernarfon Bus interchange, Penygroes (Gwynedd), Tremadog, Porthmadog, Criccieth, Hafan Y Môr
422National ExpressCoventry Pool Meadow bus station Bus interchangeStockport Bus interchange, Manchester Airport Airport interchange Bus interchange National Rail, Penkridge, Wolverhampton, Birmingham Bus interchange, Birmingham Airport Airport interchange Bus interchange National Rail
Burnley bus station Bus interchangeSalford (University) National Rail, Bolton Bus interchange, Astley Bridge, Darwen, Blackburn Bus interchange National Rail, Accrington Bus interchange National Rail
528National ExpressBirmingham coach stationManchester Airport Airport interchange Bus interchange National Rail Stafford National Rail, Penkridge, Wolverhampton
Rochdale bus station Bus interchangeOldham Bus interchange
538National ExpressInverness bus station Bus interchangePreston Bus interchange, Carlisle Bus interchange, Hamilton Bus interchange, Glasgow Buchanan bus station Bus interchange, Stirling Bus interchange, Perth Bus interchange, Pitlochry, Aviemore National Rail
Aberdeen bus station Bus interchangePreston Bus interchange, Carlisle Bus interchange, Hamilton Bus interchange, Glasgow Buchanan bus station Bus interchange, Dundee Bus interchange
Coventry Pool Meadow bus station Bus interchangeManchester Airport Airport interchange Bus interchange National Rail, Birmingham Bus interchange, Birmingham Airport Airport interchange Bus interchange National Rail
540National ExpressColne bus station Bus interchangeSalford (University) National Rail, Bolton Bus interchange, Astley Bridge, Darwen, Blackburn Bus interchange National Rail, Accrington Bus interchange National Rail, Burnley Bus interchange, Nelson Bus interchange National Rail
Bury Interchange Bus interchange Manchester MetrolinkAshton-under-Lyne Bus interchange, Oldham Bus interchange, Rochdale Bus interchange
London Victoria Coach StationStockport Bus interchange, Manchester Airport Airport interchange Bus interchange National Rail, London (Marble Arch)
Stretford, Altrincham Bus interchange National Rail Manchester Metrolink, Milton Keynes Coachway, London (Golders Green Bus interchange, Marble Arch)
544National ExpressGlasgow Buchanan bus station Bus interchangeCarlisle Bus interchange, Hamilton Bus interchange
London Victoria Coach Station
580National ExpressLiverpool coach stationManchester Airport Airport interchange Bus interchange National Rail
Newcastle-upon-Tyne coach station Bus interchangeMiddlesbrough Bus interchange, Sunderland Bus interchange Tyne and Wear Metro
920EurolinesBelfast Europa Buscentre Bus interchangeCarlisle Bus interchange, Dumfries Bus interchange, Stranraer, Cairnryan ferry/water bus interchange, Belfast (Stena Line Terminal) ferry/water bus interchange
London Victoria Coach Station Bus interchangeBirmingham Bus interchange, Milton Keynes Coachway
921EurolinesBelfast Europa Buscentre Bus interchangePreston Bus interchange, Carlisle Bus interchange, Dumfries Bus interchange, Cairnryan ferry/water bus interchange, Larne ferry/water bus interchange
London Victoria Coach Station Bus interchangeBirmingham Bus interchange
922EurolinesBelfast Europa Buscentre Bus interchangePreston Bus interchange, Carlisle Bus interchange, Dumfries Bus interchange, Cairnryan ferry/water bus interchange, Belfast (Stena Line Terminal) ferry/water bus interchange
London Victoria Coach Station Bus interchangeLeeds Bus interchange, Milton Keynes Coachway
TPHigh PeakNottingham Broadmarsh bus station Bus interchange National Rail Nottingham Express TransitStockport Bus interchange, Hazel Grove, Buxton National Rail, Bakewell, Matlock, Derby Bus interchange

Connecting services

Transdev's Burnley and Pendle and Lancashire United bus services X40, X41 and X43 terminate and start from outside the station, running services to Accrington, Blackburn and Burnley. Stagecoach Manchester service 219 to Ashton-under-Lyne and Metroshuttle service 1 also stop outside the station, while a number of local bus services stop around the corner on Portland Street.

Piccadilly Gardens is a three minute walk away from the coach station, where many bus services run to destinations across Greater Manchester, along with Metrolink tram services. Piccadilly train station is a five minute walk away, where the majority of regional and national train serivces depart from.[6]

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