New Wigan station planned
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has submitted a planning application to build a new bus station in Wigan town centre. Plans for the new site include a single, covered concourse building; improved waiting areas; cycle parking and enhanced access to and from the town centre. It would be built on the same site as the existing station and is envisioned to provide a ‘more attractive and welcoming gateway to the town’. The submission of the planning application followed a public consultation ran between 23 November and 19 December 2015. If planning permission is granted, work would start on the site in 2017 ready for its opening by the end of 2018. Delivered by TfGM, funding for the Wigan Bus Station development is being supported by central government through the Greater Manchester Local Growth Deal Programme.