New images: Bolton Interchange taking shape

13 June 2016  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Transport for Greater Manchester has released new images displaying the latest progress made on the construction of Bolton Interchange in North West England.

New images of Bolton Interchange display build progress

Bolton’s new transport interchange is making rapid progress following the installation of a state-of-the-art Ethylene Tetra Fluoro Ethylene (ETFE) roof, which is almost complete.

Once open, the new concourse will offer enhanced accessibility and modern passenger facilities including a retail outlet, cycle hub, café and public toilets including adult and baby changing facilities.

Bolton Interchange will offer enhanced accessibility and modern passenger facilities

The £48 million Bolton Interchange will also incorporate sustainable energy initiatives, including rainwater recycling to flush the toilets, solar panels, air source heat pumps and low-energy LED lighting.

Chair of the TfGM Committee, Councillor Andrew Fender, said: “The installation of the glass panels provide a clear visual indication to anyone visiting or passing the site of the eye-catching, rapid and exciting progress that has been made on the project over the last few months.

“When complete, the bus concourse building will provide a modern, accessible and sheltered environment for passengers to obtain information and wait for their services.”

New images of Bolton Interchange display build progress

Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Cliff Morris, added: “The installation of the glazing is a sign that things are really starting to take shape. The interchange will provide an up-to-date transport facility for commuters and it is a key part of our town centre strategy.”

According to TfGM, the new interchange will provide better passenger information and ticketing facilities and a safer, more secure waiting environment. In addition, a new skylink bridge will directly connect the interchange with the nearby train station helping to improve links between the town’s bus and rail services.

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