Last chance for say on station plan

An artist's impression of what the new Wigan Bus interchange would look like
An artist's impression of what the new Wigan Bus interchange would look like

TRAFFIC bosses behind the multi-million pound new bus station development in Wigan are urging residents to have their say ahead of the final public event.

The consultation period continues until December 20 but after this weekend the plans will only be available online.

A final public session takes place on Saturday from 10am to 5pm at Wigan bus station.

Coun Andrew Fender, Chair of the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee said: “We’ve had a good level of response to the proposals for the new bus station for Wigan.

“Our staff have been busy meeting with local businesses and members of the public at events across Wigan town centre over the last three weeks. With only a week to go until the consultation closes, we still want to hear from people with their views on our initial proposals.

“All of the views put forward will be considered carefully and will contribute to shaping the future of public transport for Wigan.”

The new development will include new facilities with improved links to the town centre.

Coun David Molyneux, Wigan Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, said: “It is important that members of the public, especially bus users, take part in the consultation. They will be able to see the plans for themselves and give any feedback which could improve the new facility for the thousands of passengers who will use it every week.”

Information on the proposals and an online consultation form can be found at www.tfgm.com/wiganbusstation.