Wigan bus station work nears end

The completion of Wigan bus station is on schedule, TfGM says
The completion of Wigan bus station is on schedule, TfGM says
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Transport bosses say Wigan’s new bus station is well on course to be completed on schedule and will open before the end of the year.

The new multi-million pound transport facility has been gradually taking shape since work began in July 2017.

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Workmen are building a new, modern facility which will offer an attractive gateway to the town centre and a simpler and safer travel experience.

It will also support the town’s economic growth by helping people get to everything Wigan has to offer, from jobs, shops and markets to restaurants and bars.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has teased that more information, including an official opening date, is to be announced within weeks, and that the station is very much on track to open soon.

Alex Cropper, head of TfGM projects group, said: “It’s been fantastic to watch the progress that’s been made on the new bus station over the last few months.

“We’re working closely with our contractor VINCI and Wigan Council to make sure that construction is moving on quickly. We’ve also had valuable support from local apprentices, who’ve played an important role in making sure project deadlines have been met.

“Once the bus station is open later this year, people will be able to wait for their bus in a lighter, brighter and much more comfortable environment. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank people in Wigan for their patience while we’re building the bus station.”