Bolton’s £48m transport interchange, being built by Kier to designs by AHR, is due to open to the public on Sunday 3 September.
The interchange on Great Moor Street, delivered by Transport for Greater Manchester and Bolton Council, will be Greater Manchester’s largest, and will replace the existing Bolton Bus Station on Moor Lane. Passengers will receive better information screens and waiting and ticketing facilities in a lighter, brighter and safer environment.
A bridge, constructed by Network Rail and Murphy Group, will connect the interchange with Bolton railway station.
Cllr Cliff Morris, leader of Bolton Council, said: “It is fantastic to see this exciting development nearing completion and due to open to the public in early September.
“The interchange, together with the reinstatement of platform five at the railway station and the investment in electrification, will bring Bolton’s transport facilities firmly into the 21st century.
“Together with the new office block on Great Moor Street and the work being carried out in Newport Street, it will be a magnificent new gateway to our town.”
TfGM will close the existing bus station after the last bus has left in the early hours of Sunday 3 September, with the new interchange opening for the first Sunday morning bus service.
The small interchange next to the railway station on Newport Street will also close to bus services from Monday 28 August, with services running from the existing temporary bus stop nearby on Newport Street until Sunday 3 September, when they will transfer to the new interchange.
The project is financed through the Greater Manchester Transport Fund.