New exit to ease interchange traffic
4:26pm Tuesday 24th September 2013 in News
BURY Interchange is set to get another exit to speed up journey times and ease congestion on the busy bus station.
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), which owns and manages the interchange, plans to build a new exit onto Angouleme Way to complement the one on to Haymarket Street.
The scheme is just one of a range of projects across Greater Manchester being delivered through the Better Bus Area Fund Programme, aimed at increasing bus use in busy urban areas.
Planning permission has been granted by Bury Council and TfGM is now inviting bids to carry out the work later this year.
Cllr Mark Aldred, vice chairman of the TfGM committee, said: “Bury Interchange is one of the busiest bus stations in Greater Manchester.
“By reducing congestion on the interchange, the new exit on to Angouleme Way will cut down journey times and improve reliability of services for passengers.
“I look forward to seeing work start on this project later this year.”
More than 1,000 bus services run through Bury Interchange every week day. It is one of 22 bus stations in Greater Manchester owned and managed by TfGM.
Greater Manchester was awarded a £5 million grant from the Department for Transport’s Better Bus Area Fund (BBAF) in 2012.
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