The long awaited new Bolton Interchange will be opening on… Sunday 3rd September 2017!
The new interchange, next to the Railway station, is a modern new interchange, fully enclosed with automatic doors meaning that in the winter it will remain warm, compared with the open style used at the current Moor Lane.
The new station includes a skylink bridge direct to the railway station meaning cross-transport travelling with be much easier to complete and do. The bus station will also feature television displays showing bus times and in central columns showing bus and train departures, although currently buses aren’t show live.
TfGM Committee Chair, Councillor Andrew Fender, said:
“I’m really looking forward to 3 September when the new interchange opens to the public. I’m sure passengers will be impressed with the building and its excellent facilities. As always, I’d like to thank motorists, residents and businesses for their patience and co-operation while work on the interchange has been taking place.”
This news comes as Wigan Bus Station is about to close down as work starts to construct their new interchange to replace their current interchange, which is similar to the current Bolton Moor Lane bus station.
Work is also imminently due to start on the replacement of Stockport and Ashton’s current bus stations, which will also mark the end of the GMPTE style bus stations with simple metal and glass design and been completely open to the elements. Making Manchester’s interchanges better and more modern for everyone using them.
Rochdale, Altrincham and Wythenshawe’s have already been completed and opened and themselves look amazing to use and visit. The image below is of Wythenshawe’s that opened back in 2015.