Rok celebrates Coachway contract winJun 02, 2009
Construction work is due to start this month, with the new Coachway expected to open in the spring.
The £2.6 million building has been funded by Milton Keynes Partnership and the project is being managed by Milton Keynes Council. The new building will accommodate up to 100 passengers in its waiting area, which is equipped with customer information screens, a café, shop and ticket office.
It also features a striking roof canopy with rooflights above the coach bays, making use of natural daylight to provide a bright, covered area for passengers getting on and off coaches.
Milton Keynes Council’s chief highways and transport engineer Pele Bhamber (pictured) said: “As the second most used coach terminal in England it is important this is an iconic station welcoming people to what may be their first or only glimpse of Milton Keynes.”
John Lewis, chief executive of Milton Keynes Partnership, said the Coachway was an important gateway to the city. He added: “Plans for the new facility will provide a high-quality, welcoming environment with increased comfort and security for the public and for operators of coach and bus services.”
A temporary coach station has opened off Silbury Boulevard in Campbell Park. Coaches no longer call at the Junction 14 coachway until the new building is ready. Signs will be erected to direct drivers from Junction 14 to the Campbell Park facility.