Lancashire

Preston bus station reopens after gale-force wind damage

Preston bus station Image copyright Nicola Martin/Blog Preston
Image caption The western side of Preston bus station was cordoned off after large panes of glass fell in the strong winds

Preston bus station has fully reopened following repairs to windows that were damaged during gale-force winds.

The western side of the bus station facing Tithebarn Street and the city centre has been closed since December.

Eight large panes of glass became dislodged during the storm, with some falling on to the inner concourse of the Grade II listed station.

Lancashire County Council said the work had now been completed.

Phil Barrett, director of community services, said: "We're sorry for the inconvenience of recent weeks, and grateful for the cooperation of passengers and operators which has allowed services to continue."

Work is due to begin in April to redevelop the bus station building and create a youth zone.

The bus station had been under threat from demolition but was given listed status by the government in 2013.

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