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Drivers road test new bus station

Blackpool Transport vehicles testing Cleveleys bus station and (below) Carl Green.

Blackpool Transport vehicles testing Cleveleys bus station and (below) Carl Green.

  • by Shelagh Parkinson
 

BUS drivers have been putting Cleveleys bus station to the test as £130,000 investment work nears completion.

Wyre Council and Lancashire County Council jointly funded the scheme after councillors were told the existing facilities were poorly lit and badly marked out.

Now the station has been made more accessible with raised platforms, better surfacing, defined pedestrian routes and safety railings – and the station is due to re-open in December.

Carl Green, head of engineering at Wyre Council, said: “The majority of construction work is complete however alterations to the road layout are still under way, namely the creation of a one way system in Rough Lea Road between the promenade and Derby Road and the construction of two coach dropping off and picking up points. We have worked with bus companies from the outset to ensure the new station meets their operational needs and have recently undergone testing work resulting in a few alterations to the final layout, including repositioning some safety railings and bollards.

“Signage has also been agreed and is due to be put in place.”

Trevor Roberts, managing director of Blackpool Transport, said: “There has been a site meeting at Cleveleys Bus Station and a number of suggested variations were discussed to allow the bus station to be utilised.”

New public toilets have also been installed at the site and are now open to the public.

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