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1960’s buses help mark Preston Bus Station’s grand reopening

Posted on - 11th July, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - History, Nostalgia, Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Redevelopment
1960’s buses mark Preston Bus Station reopening

Following a £19m redevelopment project, Preston Bus Station has officially reopened.

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To mark the momentous occasion, three vintage 1960’s buses visited the Grade II listed building.

It was a fantastic celebration, with VIP guests arriving on board including Lancashire County Council leader Geoff Driver, cabinet member for highways, the architect for the bus station redevelopment, representatives from the bus station contractors, city council representatives and others.

Read more: Preston Bus Station grand reopening after revamp

One by one, the buses arrived in style.

A Fishwicks bus, which was in use when Preston Bus Station first opened over 50 years ago, joined the ensemble.

Lots on onlookers gathered to admire the buses, which were parked at the bus station’s new coach station.

1960’s buses mark Preston Bus Station reopening

Along with the new coach station, the redevelopment project has seen a fully refurbished cafenew toiletsnew ramps and improved car park.

Following the arrival of the buses, a special plaque was unveiled by council leader Geoff Driver to mark the grand reopening.

You can watch our Facebook Live of the grand reopening here:

Completion of Preston Bus Station redevelopment work:

Posted by Blog Preston on Monday, 9 July 2018

Have you visited Preston Bus Station since the redevelopment? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below

 

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