365-210 Warrington Bus station, From Winwick Street at Dusk

With ten minutes to spare before my no 7 in the interchange turned up, I thought I would keep myself busy.

 

The new modern, light and spacious Warrington bus interchange was built after 13 months of construction and opened August 21st 2006. The old unloved concrete bus station dated from the late 70's. Services from here serve most of Warrington and there are some other express services to Liverpool, London, Edinburgh, Bristol, Southend-on-sea and local airports.

A centrelink bus connects this part of town with Bank Quay the mainline north/south (west coast mainline for Virgin services) railway station. See www.flickr.com/photos/hotpixuk/3709536244/

 

Closure of the old bus station was marked back in 2005 by a 40-year-old bus which was the last to leave the station since it opened in 1979. Some 50 special guests with commemorative tickets were taken on a final tour by driver David Leigh.

 

 

Escalators and a coffee shop link it with the new expanded and spacious Golden Square shopping complex.

 

Warrington Central Railway Station is close by and this is a modern welcome to Warrington visitors from west and east bound local and trans-pennine express trains.

 

My lens was at the extreme 12mm end, full frame so very wide.

 

Check out the old fishmarket Warrington, Cheshire at dusk : www.flickr.com/photos/hotpixuk/4104085284/

 

(c) Hotpix / HotpixUK Tony Smith - Hotpix.freeserve.co.uk WDCC

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Taken on January 17, 2010