Plans for the construction of a new bus station for Wigan have been approved by Wigan Council. The proposals submitted by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) include a single, covered concourse building, modern waiting areas, cycle parking and improved access to and from the town centre. The planning application followed a public consultation exercise held from November to December last year, during which time nearly 200 people gave their views on the plans. It is to be built on the existing location of the bus station. Construction is planned to start in 2017 and is expected to take 18 months.
Head of Programme Management Services at TfGM, Peter Boulton, said, ‘We’re delighted that the planning application has been approved for such an important facility. The new bus station will provide a much better waiting environment, improved facilities for passengers and a much more modern gateway to the town for both residents and visitors.’