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Preston Bus Station western side to reopen from Wednesday

Posted on - 30th January, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Transport
The cordon in place at the Bus Station Pic: Adam Kean

The cordon in place at the Bus Station Pic: Adam Kean

Preston Bus Station is due to be fully operational once more for the first time since early December.

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The western side of the grade-II building has been closed off since the first week of December when gale force winds blew in around eight windows.

Bus companies have been forced to use the eastern side only while Lancashire County Council arranged for repair work to take place.

A date has now been set of Wednesday 3 February for normality to return for bus passengers.

A statement from Preston Bus said: “Since the closure bus operators have been forced to use the East side of the bus station only, and public access has been via subways and one path to the South, which has caused some difficulty and confusion for passengers.

“In particular passengers with limited mobility and wheelchair users have been been adversely affected when trying to board and alight buses.

“From first bus on Wednesday 3rd, Preston Bus (and all businesses using the bus station) look forward to services getting back to normal. We would like to thank our staff and customers for their patience and good humour displayed during the closure period, it is much appreciated.”

Repair work is still ongoing at Preston Bus Station after the December storms

Repair work is still ongoing at Preston Bus Station after the December storms

The multi-million pound revamp of the Bus Station includes using only the eastern side of the building as a bus station, while the western edge sees the construction of a Preston Youth Zone.

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