Green light given for new bus station in Rochdale

Transport minister Rosie Winterton today announced up to £10m of Government support for a new bus station in Rochdale town centre.

The grant will cover the bulk of the £11.5m cost of building the bus station, being delivered by Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive and Rochdale council.

The scheme will replace Rochdale's current bus station which is limited in terms of public facilities. The new interchange will be built on a nearby brownfield site. Facilities for passengers will include CCTV, real time information, an enclosed central waiting area, a cafe, newsagent and toilets. It will also have better internal and external access for passengers and more natural light than its predecessor.

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