Chorley’s new £3million bus/rail interchange has greatly improved the standard of access to public transport in the town centre. Everyone can now benefit from easy transfer between buses and trains.
The new bus station facility has been built on the former Clifford Street car park (directly between Market Walk and the Rail Station), which has good pedestrian crossing to the refurbished railway station.
Aims of Chorley Interchange
- To provide a key flagship site for Chorley Town Centre.
- To provide good access to Chorley Town Centre by public transport.
- To create good interchange between bus, train, taxi and cycle users.
- To provide a passenger interchange that people want to use.
- To provide a user friendly and exciting environment.
Key Features of the bus station
- A fully enclosed passenger waiting area.
- Fifteen bus stands.
- CCTV coverage linked to the police station
- Security personnel or customer service staff on the bus station until the last departure of the day
- Shop-mobility satellite office
- Toilet and baby changing facilities
- Travel and tourist information
- Taxi rank
Key Features £400,000 improvement works of the railway station
- Facilities for customers with disabilities, including a toilet, split-level booking office counter and new ramps
- A complete revamp of the booking hall entrance
- An upgraded closed circuit television (monitored by Chorley Borough Council)
- Landscaping to the front and side of the station that will make it safer for pedestrians crossing between the station and bus interchange
- Planting on the site of the old level crossing.
- A new booking office facility
- Heated waiting room
- Refurbishment to the external building.