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First part of Preston Bus Station concourse reopens after refurb

Posted on - 8th May, 2017 - 3:27pm | Author - | Posted in - News, Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Transport
Part of the newly refurbished concourse
Part of the newly refurbished concourse

A further stage in the refurbishment of Preston Bus Station has been finished.

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Part of the concourse was reopened on Saturday (6 May) following the work by Lancashire County Council.

A section of the concourse in the south east quarter of the building near the Guild Hall was being worked on.

It is the first of four stages of work on the concourse, which means the Bus Station can stay open throughout the work.

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Project manager Andrew Barrow said: “We’re pleased that the first stage of the concourse improvements and the new bus bays have reopened for use by the public and bus operators. People will see a big difference.

“The work aims to respect the listed aspects of the building, while providing new glazing, lighting and much more. We’ve also got new bus bays, with a number of new safety features for passengers and bus operators.

“It’s a big undertaking to carry out this work while the bus station remains open and we are grateful to everyone for their patience while this work takes place.

“There’s still a lot going on, and lots of improvements still to come, but we’re very pleased with the progress that’s being made.”

The new bus stands at Preston Bus Station
The new bus stands at Preston Bus Station

The county council says some finishes on the concourse are temporary due to the grade-II listed status of the building.

Read more: Why there is no stand 33 at the Bus Station

Work is continuing on car parks at the Bus Station, with the third to the fifth level seeing repairs at this time.

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