THE date of the last service from Farnworth Bus Station before it closes for redevelopment, has been confirmed.

The final service from the station, in King Street, is scheduled for Sunday, March 4.

Buses will then use existing stops on Market Street or temporary ones nearby while work takes place.

The junction of King Street and Market Street will also be upgraded to improve pedestrian access into the town centre and bus journeys to and from the new station.

And King Street will be closed to all vehicles at the junction with Market Street, but access for residents and businesses will be maintained from the Albert Road junction.

The bus stop opposite the junction of Church Street and Market Street will also be removed. But passengers will be able to catch the bus from the stop opposite the junction of Nelson Street and Market Street.

Cllr Andrew Fender, Chair of the TfGM Committee, said: “The redeveloped bus station for Farnworth will offer more comfortable waiting areas, as well as a light, bright and safer environment for passengers.

“This project is part of the Salford Bolton Network Improvement programme, which is designed to benefit residents by upgrading the transport network and offering better connections to employment opportunities, health, education and leisure.”

Leader of Bolton Council, Cllr Linda Thomas, added: “This £1.9 million investment in the bus station and public realm will really contribute to regeneration of the whole area.

“We are committed to Farnworth and we are working with our partners to make change happen.

“Once complete, the bus station will provide improved facilities for passengers as well as offering a modern gateway to the town for both residents and visitors. It will also tie in with our planned improvement work in the Brackley Street shopping area.

“Farnworth is a priority for us and we have already submitted it for inclusion in Mayor Andy Burnham’s Town Centre Challenge, which is intended to reenergise town centres.”