Changes to buses as Blackburn town centre redevelopment begins
Changes to some Blackburn town centre bus services will begin in June 2013 when work to move the bus station begins.
As part of the market redevelopment plans and the Blackburn Cathedral development, some of the first stages of the work are due to begin.
The work will be phased over a number of stages with phase one, seeing the demolition of the three day market area, and the construction of a temporary bus station on the site. M&M’s services 8, 8A, 46, 61, which currently uses Penny Street , will now start from Railway Road (46 & 61) or Boulevard (8 & 8A), then exit Blackburn via Eanam.
No other services will be affected during this phase.
Councillor Maureen Bateson, Executive Member for Regeneration, said: “The demolition of the market and construction of a new interim bus station is a major development and we are trying to keep disruption to passengers to a minimum. There are a number of major town centre projects which will affect bus services over the next two years and we are trying to ensure that the movement of bus stops is phased and the information on alternative stops is clear and easy to understand.”