New coach stop for Wolverhampton centre

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A new £500,000 coach stop is to be built in the centre of Wolverhampton, the Express and Star reported.

The new site is being built as part of the £120m interchange. It will be based in Bilston Street and make use of the now redundant side of the St George’s Metro stop nearest the police station.

Funded by a £500,000 grant from the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership, construction work will start in January and is due to finish in April next year.

The coach stop will have a fully accessible waiting area and platform and will be able to accommodate wheelchair access ramps from coaches.

Deputy council leader, Cllr Peter Bilson, said: “This is very welcome news and further strengthens our exciting plans to regenerate Wolverhampton’s transport hub.

“We are very grateful to the Black Country LEP for funding the project.

“It will not only help ease traffic congestion on Pipers Row – but will deliver a coach facility befitting of the new Interchange.”

The coach stop will involve some alterations to the roads at the surrounding junctions to accommodate the movement of the coaches. Coaches will approach the stop from Ring Road/Bilston Street Island and make their way via St George’s Parade and Garrick Street.

This means they will not need to drive through the busy central area of Pipers Row, Queen Street and Market Street.