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Hyde Bus Station Opens its Doors

State-of-the-Art Bus Station Opens its Doors to Hyde

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A plaque commemorating the finish of work at Hyde's new multi-million pound bus station was unveiled by Cllr Alan Whitehead - Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority spokesperson for Tameside - and the Leader of Tameside Council, Cllr Roy Oldham, and the Chair of Hyde District Assembly, Cllr John Sullivan, as they took a first look at the state-of-the-art bus station.


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A plaque commemorating the finish of work at Hyde's new multi-million pound bus station was unveiled by Cllr Alan Whitehead - Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority spokesperson for Tameside - and the Leader of Tameside Council, Cllr Roy Oldham, and the Chair of Hyde District Assembly, Cllr John Sullivan, as they took a first look at the state-of-the-art bus station.

Addressing those present, Councillor Whitehead said: "The Authority's biggest priority is putting passengers first. By investing approximately £3.7million in this brand new facility we hope to encourage more people to consider using their local bus services. Modern, comfortable, safe and secure waiting facilities and reliable information all help to make bus travel become a more attractive alternative to the car.

"I am particularly pleased at the level of co-operation involved in this development. The stained glass panels at the entrance to the bus station have been designed by local schoolchildren, working with a professional artist, and depict local landmarks in the town. It is an excellent welcoming feature to the bus station and I congratulate everyone who has contributed."

Thanking the people of Hyde for their patience during construction, Councillor Whitehead added: "The job has certainly been made easier thanks to the tremendous patience shown by the people of Hyde. I'm sure people feel rewarded with the high quality bus station they deserve."

Cllr Oldham called the new bus station "one piece in a large jig-saw" of regeneration schemes taking place throughout the borough and highlighted the important role of transport in that process: "Transport links play a vital role in the sustainability of local town centres. People need to have easy access to jobs, education, retail and leisure opportunities. I am pleased that the Authority and the council have worked so closely to deliver this scheme."

The bus station is a modern, fully enclosed structure with glazed walls and automatic doors to all entrances and exits, and comprises four double and two single bus stands. A walk in Travelshop, retail outlet and a Bus Station Supervisors Office are also provided, together with fully accessible public toilets.

A new CCTV system has been installed to boost safety and security. The station is brightly lit with clearly defined pedestrian crossing points and anti-graffiti paint systems. The new station also benefits from increased staffing.

The adjoining taxi rank has been fully upgraded with a new sheltered waiting area. This work was funded and carried out by Tameside Council.

Page last updated: 15 December 2014