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Masterplan for new Stockport Station revealed

by Iain Roberts on 28 January, 2016

The Council has launched a Masterplan for a new Stockport Station.

The proposed scheme would see two modern station halls build – one on each side of the railway – with a new glass bridge across the top connecting to the platforms. It has space for the proposed tram/train Metrolink line to connect in from the new Transport Interchange, for more shops in the station and for more development around it.

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The aim is for the existing underpass to become a public passageway. Access to the station would be from the top of the Edgeley side and from Stockport Exchange on the town side.

 

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This is the first stage in the proposal and there could be a long way to go. These developments are funded as partnerships between different organisations and the council is just one of those. Stockport is a popular and well-used station with passenger numbers forecast to continue to increase.

You can read the whole Masterplan presentation here.

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  1. Alex Masidlover says:

    I may not be reading it correctly, but it looks like the new station is a higher priority than the tram/train link. Surely the tram/train link has a stronger business case for economic improvement? Or is it one of those cases where Stockport Council can’t actually implement the tram/train link due to other constraints so they may as well do something else with the money?

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