August start for Vinci at £15.7m Wigan bus station
After the final bus service on Sunday 30 July, the existing station on Hallgate will close to the public so work can begin on a new facility on the same site, delivered by Transport for Greater Manchester.
During the work, by contractor Vinci Construction, bus services will be maintained and temporarily relocated to stops within the town centre. These will be in place until the new bus station opens, which is expected to be by the end of 2018.
Cllr Andrew Fender, chairman of the TfGM committee, said: “I’m looking forward to the beginning of work on the new Wigan bus station.
‘’Once complete, it will be a much more attractive environment, offering improved facilities for passengers and a modern gateway to the town for both residents and visitors.
“The new bus station is just one part of our wider strategy to make travel easier across Greater Manchester. We’re investing heavily in the transport network, including interchanges, extending Metrolink to Trafford Park and the intu Trafford Centre and encouraging cycling through the Cycle City programme.”
Funding for the Wigan bus station development is being supported by central Government through the Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal Programme.
Consultants include Mott MacDonald, Austin-Smith:Lord and IBI Group.