Bury Interchange


A Metrolink tram stopping at Bury Interchange
Location of Bury in Greater Manchester
Place Bury
Local authority Bury
Coordinates 53°35′29″N 2°17′49″W / 53.5914°N 2.2970°W / 53.5914; -2.2970Coordinates: 53°35′29″N 2°17′49″W / 53.5914°N 2.2970°W / 53.5914; -2.2970
Grid reference SD804105
Platforms 2
Fare zone information
Metrolink Zone A
Present status In operation
Original operator London Midland Region of British Railways
Opened 17 March 1980
Closed as rail station 17 August 1991
Conversion to Metrolink operation 6 April 1992
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Bury Interchange is a transport hub in Bury, Greater Manchester, England. Opened in 1980, It is the northern terminus of the Manchester Metrolink's Bury Line, which prior to 1992 was a heavy-rail line. It also incorporates a bus station.


Bury Interchange was opened by British Rail in March 1980, integrating a new bus station with the northern terminus of the Bury-to-Manchester heavy railway line, a new short spur line was constructed to connect the new station. The railway originally ran into Bury Bolton Street which was closed by British Rail, and is now operated by the heritage East Lancashire Railway. The railway was redeveloped in the early 1990s to become part of the Manchester Metrolink network, forming the northern terminus. The interchange is managed by Transport for Greater Manchester and has recently been refurbished, improving facilities and security for passengers.[1]

In 1994, pensioner Shirley Leach was murdered at the interchange on her way home from visiting her sick daughter in hospital. Despite the case going cold, DNA evidence finally convicted her killer in 2006.[2]

Service pattern

Services mostly run every 12 minutes on 2 routes, forming a 6-minute service between Bury and Manchester at peak times.

Bus services

The majority of services are run by First Greater Manchester and Rosso with the remainder of services run by Arriva North West and Stagecoach Manchester. Now-defunct operators which have run services to or from the Interchange in the past have included Ribble Motor Services, Crosville Motor Services, Yelloway Motor Services, The Bee Line Buzz Company, Burnley & Pendle, Bolton Coachways, Mayne & Son, Citibus, Shearings, Blue Bus, Maytree Travel and JP Travel.

There are frequent buses running to Manchester, Rochdale, Bolton, Middleton and Rawtenstall plus several parts of the Bury area including Heywood, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom and Tottington. Buses also run from Bury to Accrington, Bacup and Burnley.


  1. "Bury Interchange in line for safety improvements". GMPTE. Retrieved 2008-01-19.
  2. "Man found guilty of shirley leach murder". DNA Evidence Led to Shirley Leach Killer. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
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