Work starts on new
Kirkby Bus Station
WORK on a new bus station for
Kirkby Town has started! Since Sunday 24 January 2016, buses will call at temporary stops sited close to the
Station, on Cherryfield Drive, whilst the 6 month redevelopment takes place.
The new station will cost in the region of £1.75m and will replace the
current 20 year old station with a new modern facility offering better
shelters and improved lighting and waiting facilities. The redevelopment
will also provide upgraded passenger information and signage, CCTV, Help
Points, access kerbs to assist boarding and alighting, and full road
resurfacing including better drainage. Businesses in the area will remain
open during the redevelopment.
Councillor Ron Abbey, Merseytravel Lead Member for Bus said:-
"Merseytravel has remained committed to this project and I am pleased that
it is now getting under way. The new station will provide improved
facilities for our passengers and also support the wider on-going
regeneration of the area."
Knowsley Council's Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development,
Cllr Mike Murphy, said:- "The development of a brand new bus station
is another significant and exciting step forward in the regeneration of
Kirkby Town . This new, modern facility will be a key transport hub in
Kirkby, linking passengers with the transformed Town and the planned
new retail developments."