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Changing Places toilet opens in Preston Bus Station

Posted on - 17th March, 2018 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The Changing Places toilet in the Bus Station concourse Pic: Paul Melling
The Changing Places toilet in the Bus Station concourse Pic: Paul Melling

Visitors to Preston city centre with disabilities are to get a new state-of-art wash room.

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A Changing Places wash room and toilet has been installed at Preston Bus Station.

As part of the grade-II listed building’s revamp the toilet which includes a hoist, extra space and changing benches is now open.

The facilities are designed and installed for those with physical disabilities, profound or multiple learning disabilities and other health conditions.

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Cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor Keith Iddon said: “Changing Places facilities are important to people. If there aren’t suitable facilities nearby, it can make it more difficult or even impossible to come into the city centre.

“Thousands of people come through the bus station every day. It’s a major transport hub, so it’s vital that people have somewhere safe and suitable such as this.”

“I feel proud to say the Lancashire County Council has created this new facility that will directly help and benefit people, as part of the bus station redevelopment.”

The new toilets in the Bus Station Pic: Paul Melling
The new toilets in the Bus Station Pic: Paul Melling

Read more: Pictures show how the Bus Station redevelopment is going

A Radar key is needed to access the Changing Places toilet and it is free to use.

Work continues on the overall revamp of the Bus Station with work now finished on the car parks.

Read more: Where a Changing Places toilet was due to go

New male and female toilets have now opened in the Bus Station too and are chargeable, costing 20p per use.

What do you think about the Changing Places toilet? Do you care for someone with disabilities? Let us know in the comments below

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