GMPTE has started a consultation on the planned redevelopment of Altrincham Interchange. It’s proposed that the old station building will be retained and renovated, along with the platform canopies. There will be a new footbridge for passengers as well. The main change will occur on the old forecourt where the bus station is located, with a new glass building replacing the current modular bus shelters. There will no longer be stands in the middle of the concourse, which ought to result in a wider busway that suffers less congestion and less pedestrian crossing points. With there being less departure stands however, it will result in busier stands with more departures which will surely require some sharp operating to minimise delays.
There will be a few events this month with staff on hand, along with permanent displays at Altrincham Library and Sale Waterside – full details on GMPTE website. If you can’t make it there but have an opinion, you can view the plan in PDF format and send an email.