Accrington’s new £6.4 million bus station is nearing completion ahead of it’s summer opening.
Final touches including flooring, signs and the pedestrian link building are now being made in the construction of the new bus station on Crawshaw Street, which is part of the £40 million Pennine Reach public transport scheme, which aims to improve transport links between Accrington and Blackburn.
Lancashire County Council, who are spearheading the project, said work on the bus station has ‘accelerated’ in recent weeks, despite more than 170 hours of lost time over the course of the construction period due to bad weather.
The build is now expected to be completed on Friday, May 6, depending on the weather conditions over the next few months.
A spokesperson for Lancashire County Council said: “The opening of the bus station to the public is dependent on staff recruitment which is currently underway.
“Allowing suitable time for staff training and familiarisation to take place to ensure the facility runs as smoothly as possible once operational, an opening date is anticipated to be early June 2016.