Published: Monday, 12th Feb 2024

Bolton’s famous train station clock tower is ticking once again, thanks to a timely intervention from the council.

Clock towerEngineers have been working on the popular landmark to return the clock to working order.

The work was done in partnership with Transport for Greater Manchester, who have overall responsibility for the clock tower.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Transport, Housing and Highways, Cllr Hamid Khurram, said:

“It’s great news that the clock is working again.

“Not only is it relied upon by people making journeys in and out of Bolton Interchange, it’s also an important piece of historical architecture.

“Landmarks like this are an important part of Bolton town centre’s heritage and this latest work complement other recent restorations to the Market Cross and our war memorial.”

The clock tower was built back in the late 1800s when it was part of the old Trinity Street Station.

It was rebuilt to be part of the new railway station in the late 1980s.