New bus station opens in Radcliffe

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A ribbon-cutting ceremony has marked the official opening of a newly refurbished and modernised bus station in Radcliffe, Manchester.

Council leaders visited the new facility, which replaces an old station on the opposite side of Dale Street, on Thursday, February 25.

Improvements include new paving, planting, stepped seating areas and purpose built shelters and CCTV coverage.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and Bury Council have funded and worked in partnership on the project.

Cllr Andrew Fender, Chairman of the TfGM Committee, said: “I am thrilled to see bus passengers enjoying the new facility, which provides a more pleasant experience of public transport.

“By bringing better links to jobs, retail, education and leisure both locally and further afield, the new bus station now looks like a suitable gateway to the town centre and revamped Market Hall.”

Cllr Mike Connolly, Leader of Bury Council, said: “The new bus station provides commuters with a much improved environment and a more pleasant experience when using public transport.

“We promised the people of Radcliffe that they would see real improvements to the town centre and this, combined with all of our other recent investments, is proof that we’ve kept our promises.”