Park Lane Interchange

Park Lane Interchange

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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.

History

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.

Overview

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.

Primarily Stagecaoch 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 and Megabus coach services to London, Leeds, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham...
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