Transport for Greater Manchester has started consulting on a proposed £15.7m bus station in Wigan town centre.
The new bus station would be built on the site of the existing one and contain improved toilet, waiting, shop and cycle parking facilities.
The plans for the new bus station form part of a wider piece of work that is taking place in conjunction with Wigan Council to explore options to further improve accessibility and investment within Wigan town centre.
The consultation period started on 23 November and will run until 20 December 2015, during which time members of the public are invited to consider and provide comments on the proposals. Public events have been arranged at the following times and locations as an opportunity to discuss the initial proposals and designs:
- Grand Arcade Shopping Centre, Saturday 28 November, 10am to 5pm
- Wigan Wallgate Rail Station, Monday 30 November, 3.30pm to 7.30pm, and Thursday 3 December, 8am to 10.30am
- Wigan Market Hall, New Market Street, Friday 4 December, 10am to 5pm
- Wigan Bus Station, Tuesday 8 December, 10am to 5pm, Saturday 12 December, 10am to 5pm
Following the completion of the consultation exercise, consideration will be given to all of the comments received, prior to the submission of a planning application to Wigan Council.
The Wigan bus station development forms part of the wider Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal Programme which is being funded by central government and local contributions.
Work is due to start on site in 2017, with the facility open for use by the end of 2018.