Published: Wednesday, 17th Nov 2021

Improvements to roads around the town centre interchange are now complete.

Improvements include: 

  • A new Bolton rail station drop off / pick up facility
  • Demolition of the redundant bus shelters outside the railway station
  • Construction of a drop off / pick up short stay parking facility for passengers.
  • Remodelling of the existing taxi rank
  • A cycle link between the recently completed CYCLOPS junction improvement at Newport St and Trinity St to the cycle hub outside Bolton Interchange

The work was delivered using Local Growth Deal funding by Bolton Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) as part of a set of wider highway improvements included within the Salford Bolton Network Improvement Programme (SBNI).

Bolton Council’s Leader, Cllr Martyn Cox said:

“Even though the road remained open, there were lane closures on Newport Street whilst the work took place.

“I’d like to thank all those whose journeys have been affected by these works for their patience whilst the improvements have been carried out.  

“As well as a reduction in traffic congestion, journeys will be much more accessible and most importantly safer for all road users – pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.”

Chris Boardman, Transport Commissioner for Greater Manchester, said:

“We want to create a seamless public transport network, where walking and cycling comes first, and these improvements help make that possible.

“On-foot and by-bike access to Bolton Interchange is now much easier. This work complements the new CYCLOPS junction on Trinity Way that opened earlier this year, and further works are now planned for early 2022 so watch this space.”