The new taxi rank and bus stops in front of Stockport railway station will open this weekend.
Visitors to the station will have seen the transformation taking place in this area over the past few months as part of the Stockport Exchange project.
A new, permanent drop-off zone will also be created by the upper station doors as part of this work with 21 short-term spaces, including designated disabled parking.
From July 23, the existing drop-off zone near the upper station doors will be closing as work begins and a temporary drop-off zone created on Railway Road, next to the multi-storey car park.
This 20-minute short stay area, with disabled spaces, will be in addition to the 40-space drop-off area on the Edgeley side of the station.
Councillor Kate Butler, Executive Member for Economy and Regeneration at Stockport Council said: “The opening of the new taxi rank and bus stops this weekend is an important milestone, and walking around the station it is exciting to see the work that is taking place which will attract new business, jobs and opportunities to Stockport Town Centre. I look forward to Stockport Exchange opening in a few months time.”
Andy Barton, Project Manager at Muse Developments, said: “This is a key milestone in realising our vision for the wider Stockport Exchange scheme, of which the second phase is progressing well and will be completed by the end of the year.
‘Such a major transformation inevitably means a number of changes along the way, so we very much appreciate everyone’s patience while we improve access to the railway station and create a new attractive public space for everyone to enjoy.”
The changes to the drop-off zone will be in place until December.