New depot for Warrington’s Own Buses confirmed
Electrification of the fleet will be a possibility at Warrington’s Own Buses’ new site
Warrington’s Own Buses is to get a new depot.
Its current site on Wilderspool Causeway is set to be relocated to a new facility off the town’s Dallam Lane. The new depot will have the capability of accommodating an all-electric bus fleet, functionality the existing bus depot does not have.
The new site is part of the Warrington Town Deal project, an investment plan set out by the Warrington Town Deal Board. Once Warrington’s Own Buses have relocated to the new depot, which is being delivered by Warrington&Co, the existing depot will be demolished to pave the way for new development. The £22m programme of seven projects is focused on improving public transport, through both the new depot and the complementary sustainable travel package of works.
“I’m therefore very pleased to see that not only will our new depot be in a much better location, but it will also be able to support an all-electric bus fleet” – Ben Wakerley, Managing Director of Warrington’s Own Buses
Managing Director of Warrington’s Own Buses, Ben Wakerley, said: “We have acknowledged for some time that the current depot is not in an ideal location for our buses to access.
“I’m therefore very pleased to see that not only will our new depot be in a much better location, but it will also be able to support an all-electric bus fleet. I am pleased to see continued investment in the town’s bus service, which will play an increasingly important role in supporting our shared mission to improve air quality and sustainable transport in the borough.”