Sheffield Interchange
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Sheffield Interchange

Sheffield Interchange

Sheffield Interchange is the main bus station in central Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The facility is served by buses operating across the Sheffield region, as well as National Express coaches that connect Sheffield with many destinations across the United Kingdom. At the northern end of the Interchange is Castle Square tram stop, which serves all four Sheffield Supertram routes. A short distance away via a signposted covered walkway is Sheffield railway station, providing train services to locations across the country.

The majority of services use the Central Bus Station (CBS) site. However, the Interchange also includes two other sites, on Flat Street and Arundel Gate. Both of these are adjacent to and within walking distance of the main CBS site. Directly next to CBS is the Archway Centre, which contains information centres, ticket kiosks, toilets (20p charge), and a WHSmith store, amongst others.

History

It was opened in 1936, as Pond Street bus station. Covered accommodation was built in 1956, replacing the collection of bus stops. From 8 October 1960, it ceased to share its accommodation with the Sheffield Tramway. Work began on the reconstruction of the bus station in the early 1990s, and it was renamed Sheffield Interchange. A large section of the Interchange was demolished in the early 2000s, owing to under-use; this was subsequently redeveloped, and the area is now home to the Digital Campus.

Present

As well as containing around 30 bus stops, it also has an information desk, National Express ticket office, public toilets and a WHSmith store within the Archway Centre (the main building). There is also a coach passenger waiting area and a cafe next to the coach stands. The Interchange is integrated with the railway station by way of a signposted covered walkway between the two; it is a short walk from the city centre and the nearest Supertram stop (Fitzalan Square/Ponds Forge).

Services

Coach services

Sheffield Interchange also has several dedicated coach stands (E1 to E6) which are used by services beginning and terminating at the interchange, as well as several others which are passing through. Stand E1 is the primary pick up/drop off point and this is where the National Express office is located. This should not be confused with the Ticket Office, which is located in the Archway Centre. Sheffield Interchange is also served by a limited number of Stagecoach Express coach routes, as well as other lesser known coach operators. National Express, the primary user, uses the interchange for the following routes:[1][2][3]

Bibliography

  • Sheffield, Emerging City, 1969, Sheffield City Council. ISBN 0-901656-01-1
  • Great Cities: Sheffield, 2005, Melwyn Jones. ISBN 1-904736-73-4

References

  1. ^ "Coach Timetables for Halifax, Huddersfield, Barnsley, Sheffield & London" (PDF). National Express Coaches. National Express. March 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  2. ^ "Coach Timetables for Bradford, Leeds and Sheffield to Heathrow & Gatwick" (PDF). National Express Coaches. National Express. March 2009. Retrieved 2009.
  3. ^ "National Express Coach Timetables for Sheffield". Travel Search/National Express Coaches. Carl Berry. March 2009. Retrieved 2009.

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