Blackburn Boulevard bus station

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Blackburn bus station
LocationBlackburn
Blackburn with Darwen
United Kingdom
Coordinates53°44′49″N 2°28′48″W / 53.747°N 2.480°W / 53.747; -2.480Coordinates: 53°44′49″N 2°28′48″W / 53.747°N 2.480°W / 53.747; -2.480
Bus stands17
Bus operatorsBlackburn Bus Company, Stagecoach North West, Rosso, Holmeswood Coaches, M&M Coaches.
ConnectionsBlackburn railway station (adjacent)
History
Rebuilt1 May 2016 (2016-05-01) (Boulevard)
Location
Blackburn bus station is located in Blackburn town centre
Blackburn bus station
Blackburn bus station
Location within Blackburn town centre

Blackburn Boulevard bus station served the town of Blackburn, Lancashire, England. The bus station was situated adjacent to the Blackburn railway station and the town's Cathedral in the town centre.

The main operators from the bus station were Lancashire United; the company acquired the formerly municipal company Blackburn Transport in January 2007. Other services were operated by Stagecoach North West, Rosso, M&M Coaches, Holmeswood Coaches, J&S Travel and Darwen Coach Services. There are also infrequent coach services of National Express.

Buses travelled from the bus station around the Blackburn with Darwen area and went as far afield as Burnley, Rawtenstall, Bolton, Manchester, Preston and Clitheroe.

On 22 September 2013, the Boulevard closed, to pave the way for the redevelopment of the Cathedral Quarter. All bus services served an interim bus station on the former market site, pending the opening of the new bus station, which officially opened on Sunday, 1 May 2016.[1]

Construction began in March 2014, and the first windows were installed in March 2015.[2] Originally, the bus station was due to open in January 2015, as announced in October 2014.[3] It was then delayed to June 2015, then later to December.[4] In September 2015, it was delayed again, this time to 2016.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacobs, Bill (15 May 2015). "COMEDY OF ERRORS: Blackburn's £4.7m bus station hit by major new delay". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 15 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Window on Blackburn bus station progress". Lancashire Telegraph. 6 March 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  3. ^ Jacobs, Bill (28 October 2014). "£5million Blackburn bus station on track for New Year opening". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  4. ^ Jacobs, Bill (9 April 2015). "Blackburn bus station refurb is on target to finish by summer". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  5. ^ Jacobs, Bill (9 September 2015). "NEW BLOW: Blackburn's troubled new bus station will not be ready for Christmas". Lancashire Telegraph. Retrieved 9 September 2015.