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Preston Bus Station western side to be closed for a week

Posted on - 30th November, 2015 - 6:08pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Transport
Lancashire County Council staff on site at the Bus Station on Monday Pic: Nicola Martin

Lancashire County Council staff on site at the Bus Station on Monday Pic: Nicola Martin

Damage caused to windows at Preston Bus Station has resulted in the temporary closure of the western side of the building.

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The side of the bus station facing Tithebarn Street and the city centre is to be closed to the public.

Eight panes were dislodged due to the strong winds on Sunday with a number of them shattering on the floor of the building.

A survey taken out on Monday afternoon means due to safety concerns and potential work needing to be carried out has caused Lancashire County Council to temporarily shut off access from 6.30pm on Monday.

Pedestrian access from the city centre will only be possible through the subways and buses are to run from the eastern side of the Bus Station.

A spokesman for Lancashire County Council, said: “We’re sorry for the inconvenience to passengers and bus operators, but have decided to close the side of the bus station which has been damaged while we make sure it is safe.

“We’ll be working as quickly as we can to make a full assessment of the damage, and hope to be able to bring all the stands back into use as soon as possible.

“Until then we’ll have extra staff on to help redirect people and will be working closely with operators to keep bus services running as efficiently as possible.”

It is expected that the temporary closure will be in place at least until the end of this week.

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