Stockport Interchange Bridge and Podium Park

Closed 29 Mar 2020

Opened 9 Mar 2020


Following the latest guidance on the Coronavirus outbreak, two drop-in events to promote the ongoing consultation on the new Interchange Bridge and Podium Park have been cancelled. The events were due to take place at the town’s railway station and bus station on Thursday, March 19. We have been in discussions with our partners, Transport for Greater Manchester, and it has been decided that the events will not take place.The consultation is still active and comments on the proposals can be made at by completing this survey. 

The deadline for comments is 29th March 

Work has started on a Greater Manchester-wide programme to make journeys on foot or by bike much easier and more attractive. Chris Boardman, Greater Manchester’s Cycling Walking Commissioner, unveiled an innovative new plan to create a city-region-wide cycling and walking network.The network will be made up of more than 1,800 miles of routes and will be the largest joined-up system of walking and cycling routes in the UK.

Once built, the network will better connect every community in Greater Manchester, benefiting 2.7 million people and making cycling and walking a real alternative to the car. In Stockport, we have developed the following proposals which we would like your feedback on.


Interchange Bridge and Podium Park


The proposed bridge and bridgescape will provide a major new cycling and walking route from Stockport’s new Interchange to Station Road. The project will create a traffic-free public square, new crossings for people walking and cycling and secure cycle storage.

Improved walking and cycling routes to the A6 and Trans Pennine Trail via a public park above the Interchange will also complement the new bridgescape.

In addition to the bridge, a new two-acre town centre public park to be located on the roof of Stockport’s new interchange. The park will bring more green space to the town centre as well as improving the walking and cycling routes through Stockport. We want residents views on what you would like to see in the park, as well as your thoughts on the current design layout

You can view the designs on the following pages and give us your views through completing the online survey. You can also attend one of the drop in sessions listed below to find out more about the proposals: