Published May 1, 2014 at 13:14
From May 12th, the two southbound bus stops on the Boulevard are being relocated as part of the Cathedral Quarter development.
The two stops outside the Adelphi pub on Railway Road will be relocated to Salford, just outside the former Pitchers bar.
This is to enable highway and pedestrian realm improvements to be carried out. It also means that bus passengers will be nearer to Morrisons and the Mall/Market.
Bus passengers are advised that the following services will be affected:
- Service 1 to Ewood, Darwen and Bolton
- Service 2 to Royal Blackburn Hospital, Lower Darwen and Darwen
- Service 12, 12A and 12C to Highercroft
- Service 223 to Belmont
- Service 23 and 23A to Audley, Shadsworth and Royal Blackburn Hospital
- Service 244 to Royal Blackburn Hospital, Guide and Rawtenstall
- Service M65 to Royal Blackburn Hospital, Burnley, Nelson and Colne
- Passengers should also note that they will still be able to board these services from the Temporary Bus Station at Brown Street and from Darwen Street.
Work is also being carried out under the canopy at the railway station. Motorists are advised to use the back entrance to the train station for dropping off and picking up. Pedestrian access will not be affected.
Brian Bailey, Director of Regeneration, said: “We appreciate people’s patience while the Cathedral Quarter project is underway. It is a major regeneration scheme in the centre of the town, which will create hundreds of jobs, and we will make every effort to keep disruption to a minimum and keep everyone informed of the changes.
“The new bus stops on Salford will enable people to get to the Mall, Market and Morrisons much easier and the waiting facilities will be much improved as we will be installing bus shelters.”