Bolton station celebrates past
A new display at Bolton bus station has been put in place to commemorate the city’s industrial heritage. Bolton ‘caddow’ quilts have now been applied to the glazed waiting area at Moor Lane Bus Station to mark the beginning of the transition to the new interchange. Artist, Kate Maddison, has produced a modern caddow to celebrate the building of a new Interchange for the town. Work started last year on Bolton Interchange. When complete, it should provide a modern, high quality facility for bus passengers, giving good connectivity between bus and rail services and is intended to act as a gateway to the town centre. It will incorporate modern passenger information and ticketing facilities, a safer, more secure waiting environment with greater accessibility and a skylink bridge directly connecting the interchange with the train station.
Transport for Greater Manchester’s Head of Programme Management Services, Peter Boulton, said, ‘The panels form an excellent display and one that not only helps further promote public transport within the Bolton community, but also makes the surrounding area much more visibly engaging. I am very impressed with the artist’s designs and I like to think that we are doing something similar, stitching together a range of transport choices into one single piece.’