TRANSPORT bosses have spoken out to quash rumours about delays to the new £6.4 million Accrington bus station.
Rumours had been circulating that the new station on Crankshaw Street ‘would not fit double decker buses’ and that ‘the turning circle was too tight’.
The station was due to open at the end of May, but council bosses said the opening has been pushed back until July 10.
Andrew Varley, public transport manager for Lancashire County Council, said: “We have heard some of the rumours circulating about the new station having been designed or built incorrectly, but there’s absolutely no truth to them.
“It’s not unusual for large construction projects to experience a few weeks’ delay, and we’ve only recently taken possession of the bus station from the building contractor.
“The very bad weather around the start of the year held up progress, and we can only now install systems such as the electronic screens, a system which will help visually impaired people navigate the station, and CCTV.
“We can only show the new staff how to use these systems once they are in.”