Transport for Greater Manchester has submitted detailed plans for the new rail and bus interchange in Bolton town centre.
The new interchange next to Bolton railway station, on land bounded by Newport Street and Great Moor Street, will replace the existing Moor Lane bus station.
The plans by Aedas Architects submitted to Bolton Council for planning approval show:
- Pedestrian bridge linking bus and rail facilities
- Two lifts
- Sustainable energy initiatives, including rainwater recycling, solar panels, air source heat pumps and low-energy LED lighting
- Access and vehicle waiting facilities for St Patrick's Church
- Secure cycle parking and cyclist facilities
The scheme is being funded through the Greater Manchester Transport Fund and Bolton Council.
Subject to securing the necessary approvals and permissions, the new facility could be operational by 2015.
A Compulsory Purchase Order has been made to acquire the properties and land required for the development, but Bolton Council will continue to negotiate with landowners and tenants.