Last Newport Street building to be demolished tonight

The Cash Store in Newport Street, which will be demolished tonight.

The Cash Store in Newport Street, which will be demolished tonight.

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WORKMEN will graft through the night to knock down one last building and make way for the new Bolton Interchange.

Over the last few weeks cranes and diggers have been on site at the junction of Newport Street and Great Moor Street demolishing the old shop units.

The final building to go, formerly The Cash Store, a payday loans shop, will start to be knocked down between 11pm and 5am tonight.

A spokesman from Transport for Greater Manchester, the organisation behind the £48 million project, said they were carrying out the work at night to minimise disruption to motorists and pedestrians.

He added: “It is a tall building and we need to use the road to get the plant hire equipment on site effectively.

“If done overnight there is generally less disruption for Bolton residents.”

The interchange is planned as a new, modern and fully accessible bus station, which will be linked to the train station by an enclosed pedestrian footbridge.

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6:29pm Mon 20 Jan 14

BWFC71 says...

IT IS NOT AN INTERCHANGE - it is only bus station with a bridge to the current station concourse!

If it was an interchange the building would be one, like it is in Bury and like the current, and not being demolished, Bolton Interchange!


Also if it was a true interchange there would be a car park foe those who cannot use the bus or bike to get the rail station - as it is it won't and the current station car park is closing for good in next couple or so months!
IT IS NOT AN INTERCHANGE - it is only bus station with a bridge to the current station concourse! If it was an interchange the building would be one, like it is in Bury and like the current, and not being demolished, Bolton Interchange! Also if it was a true interchange there would be a car park foe those who cannot use the bus or bike to get the rail station - as it is it won't and the current station car park is closing for good in next couple or so months! BWFC71
  • Score: 2

7:21pm Mon 20 Jan 14

ash.dunning says...

No wonder theres none of the old bolton left, every time its empty it gets buldozed!!
No wonder theres none of the old bolton left, every time its empty it gets buldozed!! ash.dunning
  • Score: 10

9:12pm Mon 20 Jan 14

wsw69 says...

Bolton is paying waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
yyyyyyyy over the odds for this new bus station.

£48 million!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!!!!!!! WTF came up with that ludicrous quantity of money for a bus station??? Technically Bolton is a dump of a northern town ruined beyond belief by the useless incumbents that have resided within the clown hall over the last 15 or so years.

For £48 million it had better be some seriously great structure that all other towns up and down the land will be very envious about. Alas, somehow, one thinks this will not be the case.
Bolton is paying waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyyyy over the odds for this new bus station. £48 million!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! WTF came up with that ludicrous quantity of money for a bus station??? Technically Bolton is a dump of a northern town ruined beyond belief by the useless incumbents that have resided within the clown hall over the last 15 or so years. For £48 million it had better be some seriously great structure that all other towns up and down the land will be very envious about. Alas, somehow, one thinks this will not be the case. wsw69
  • Score: 34

9:35pm Mon 20 Jan 14

atlas123 says...

wsw69 wrote:
Bolton is paying waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

yyyyyyyy over the odds for this new bus station.

£48 million!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!!!!!!!!! WTF came up with that ludicrous quantity of money for a bus station??? Technically Bolton is a dump of a northern town ruined beyond belief by the useless incumbents that have resided within the clown hall over the last 15 or so years.

For £48 million it had better be some seriously great structure that all other towns up and down the land will be very envious about. Alas, somehow, one thinks this will not be the case.
I wonder how much the purchase/CPO of the land has cost....

After the carpark building spree a few years ago its a bit surprising the station will have no car park, but perhaps to be expected of the short sighted council.
[quote][p][bold]wsw69[/bold] wrote: Bolton is paying waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yyyyyyyy over the odds for this new bus station. £48 million!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!! WTF came up with that ludicrous quantity of money for a bus station??? Technically Bolton is a dump of a northern town ruined beyond belief by the useless incumbents that have resided within the clown hall over the last 15 or so years. For £48 million it had better be some seriously great structure that all other towns up and down the land will be very envious about. Alas, somehow, one thinks this will not be the case.[/p][/quote]I wonder how much the purchase/CPO of the land has cost.... After the carpark building spree a few years ago its a bit surprising the station will have no car park, but perhaps to be expected of the short sighted council. atlas123
  • Score: 14

10:43pm Mon 20 Jan 14

robbieh says...

It really does need a car park or a park and ride.
It really does need a car park or a park and ride. robbieh
  • Score: 9

9:01am Tue 21 Jan 14

Malcolm Tucker says...

robbieh wrote:
It really does need a car park or a park and ride.
It already has a park and ride in the form of a shuttle bus that picks up at Dean Road and Topp Way car parks and goes around the town centre including the train station, the market and what will be the entrance to the bus station.

Yes, a car park on site would have been ideal but the entrance to the new bus station is at Great Moor Street, just a stones throw from the Octagon car park
[quote][p][bold]robbieh[/bold] wrote: It really does need a car park or a park and ride.[/p][/quote]It already has a park and ride in the form of a shuttle bus that picks up at Dean Road and Topp Way car parks and goes around the town centre including the train station, the market and what will be the entrance to the bus station. Yes, a car park on site would have been ideal but the entrance to the new bus station is at Great Moor Street, just a stones throw from the Octagon car park Malcolm Tucker
  • Score: -5

9:13am Tue 21 Jan 14

stereo_world says...

ash.dunning wrote:
No wonder theres none of the old bolton left, every time its empty it gets buldozed!!
Admit it, that area of Bolton is the scummiest part of the town centre. I'm not going to miss it much.
[quote][p][bold]ash.dunning[/bold] wrote: No wonder theres none of the old bolton left, every time its empty it gets buldozed!![/p][/quote]Admit it, that area of Bolton is the scummiest part of the town centre. I'm not going to miss it much. stereo_world
  • Score: 3

12:59pm Tue 21 Jan 14

cliff4treasurer says...

Obviously being demolished at night after 6 as the traffic wardens knock off then so the bulldozers won't get tickets if they stop. Ha Ha watch this space!!
Obviously being demolished at night after 6 as the traffic wardens knock off then so the bulldozers won't get tickets if they stop. Ha Ha watch this space!! cliff4treasurer
  • Score: 2

1:02pm Tue 21 Jan 14

The Righteous One says...

The Park and Ride is actually under threat as TfGM need to make savings as much as possible - which also means that throughout this coming 12 months many evening and Sunday services on "normal" bus routes will be withdrawn as TfGM withdraw their subsidies!!!

the £48million is all fully TfGM which means its not only the people of Bolton that have paid for it but everyone who pays council tax withing Greater Manchester - same goes for CPO's as the TfGM have pauid for them.

All BMBC have done is approve the plans, and help with the CPO's (non-financially!)

Now all we need to know is what are TfGM's priorities - building bus stations or getting people moving by keep the bus network moving - this seems to show what they want!!!!!
The Park and Ride is actually under threat as TfGM need to make savings as much as possible - which also means that throughout this coming 12 months many evening and Sunday services on "normal" bus routes will be withdrawn as TfGM withdraw their subsidies!!! the £48million is all fully TfGM which means its not only the people of Bolton that have paid for it but everyone who pays council tax withing Greater Manchester - same goes for CPO's as the TfGM have pauid for them. All BMBC have done is approve the plans, and help with the CPO's (non-financially!) Now all we need to know is what are TfGM's priorities - building bus stations or getting people moving by keep the bus network moving - this seems to show what they want!!!!! The Righteous One
  • Score: 0

1:19pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Bolton Lad 85 says...

We dont need park and ride. Poor people catch the bu,s we need free car parking for those with money to spend in the town. What about commuters who bring in larger wages from big cities like Manchester they need a carpark to drive to the station. Bolton Council a group of fools. Do we have any verification on the train car park off Orlando Bridge closing.
We dont need park and ride. Poor people catch the bu,s we need free car parking for those with money to spend in the town. What about commuters who bring in larger wages from big cities like Manchester they need a carpark to drive to the station. Bolton Council a group of fools. Do we have any verification on the train car park off Orlando Bridge closing. Bolton Lad 85
  • Score: -2

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