Lancashire

Blackburn bus station work to begin

Artist's impression of new bus station
Image caption The glass-fronted building will be built on part of the former market site

Work on a new £5m bus station in a Lancashire town is set to start in April after plans were approved by councillors.

The glass-fronted building will be built on part of the former market site on Ainsworth Street, Blackburn.

It will have a cafe and an information office.

A new bus interchange will be also built on the boulevard near the railway station as part of the £30m Cathedral Quarter development.

The development also includes a hotel, restaurants, shops, a new Clergy Court and offices.

Dave Harling from Blackburn with Darwen Council said: "The redevelopment of the market site and the new additional bus station is a key part of the regeneration of the town.

"It will bring major improvements for bus passengers as well as linking better transport links with the Mall and the market."

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