New look for Bolton station

Bolton station has a bright new look after a one-year, £2.6 million refurbishment.

After a year of work and more than £2 million, Bolton station has a new look and improved facilities for customers, staff and the wider community.

The station now has new signage and seating, with refurbished toilets and waiting rooms refurbished and pigeon netting having been installed to aid cleanliness.

Refurbished waiting room at Bolton station.

In addition, the large rooms on platforms four and five, dating back to the early 1900s, have been restored to their former glory and will be used for innovative community and educational projects and retail facilities.

Staff break areas have also been revamped, as well as the station manager’s office, and the Platform 5 Gallery has already held exhibitions and a full programme is ready to start once COVID-19 restrictions are removed. 

The refurbished station features improved access.
Chris Jackson, Northern.

Northern’s regional director Chris Jackson said: “These fantastic improvements at Bolton station are part of the programme of transformation we are undertaking at stations across our network. This means that, wherever you travel on a Northern train, you will enjoy a better journey than ever before.”

“I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the project – it has truly been a team effort and will benefit everyone, customers and staff alike.”

Network Rail, Northern and Bolton and South Lancashire Community Rail Partnership and the Station Partnership worked together to enhance the station, investing more than £2.6 million in the refurbishment. 

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