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Preston Bus Station information centre may not close after all

Posted on - 3rd August, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Politics, Preston Bus Station, Preston City Centre, Preston News
The Bus Station's revamped information centre Pic: Paul Melling
The Bus Station’s revamped information centre Pic: Paul Melling

Preston Bus Station’s information centre see a reprieve.

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Lancashire County Council is looking at whether to allow more time to explore whether someone wants to step in and take it over.

The information point was earmarked for closure and a consultation began in April to ask for views on the info points.

Following the responses of more than 850 people the county council says it is now exploring approaches from organisations and individuals interested in taking them over.

Alongside the Bus Station’s centre the Nelson Interchange, Clitheroe Interchange and Carnforth Railway Station would also be shut to save £156,000-per-year.

Read more: Preston Bus Station grand reopening after revamp

Now a report going to the county council’s cabinet on Thursday (9 August) states they want to halt the closures.

Cabinet member for highways and transport county councillor Keith Iddon said: “I’m grateful that so many people have taken the time to respond to the consultation and let us know how they would be affected if the transport information centres were closed.

“The council is in a position where it needs to make substantial budget savings, however I will ask cabinet to consider very carefully the option of keeping them open while we explore the expressions of interest we’ve received in taking over their management.”

Read more: Coach Station open at Preston Bus Station

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