Park Lane Interchange
is a busy transport interchange on the south-western fringe of the city centre of Sunderland
, North East England
. It offers Tyne and Wear Metro
services, long distance coach services and also local bus services. It is on the site of the Park Lane Bus Station that was built in the 1930s, and a Go North East
bus depot. The Metro station opened in 2002.
Park Lane was the busiest bus station in the United Kingdom
outside of the capital.
An underground Tyne and Wear Metro
station opened at the site on 28 April 2002 enabling speedy travel within Sunderland and much of Tyne & Wear.
Congestion issues within the station led to a large number of services no longer calling within the Interchange and now use street concourses on nearby Green Terrace, Vine Place and Holmeside.
Park Lane's westbound platform is used for trains to South Hylton
, while passengers for north Sunderland and Tyneside
use the eastbound platform. The Metro station is one of three serving the city centre, the others being University
and Sunderland Central
cross-city and local routes, these buses now use street concourses on nearby Green Terrace, Vine Place and Holmeside.
There are a number of amenities at Park Lane, including two newsagents, a Nexus
Travelcentre, a Greggs
Bakery, and public toilets. The Interchange also hosts a busy taxi rank, as well as National Express
coach services to London
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