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Councillors vote to bulldoze bus station

Preston bus station. Credit: ITV Granada

Preston bus station could be demolished after councillors in the city voted in principle to tear it down.

But before it is bulldozed, they want another report on the cost of saving it.

It costs the city council around £300,000 a year to keep it running, which it says it can no longer afford.

An initial report by Lancashire County Council found refurbishing it would cost between £17m and £23m.

Now the city council will appoint its own consultants to get another estimate for refurbishment.



Buses to drive at 20 miles per hour in Manchester

Buses are to drive at 20 miles per hour within Manchester city centre under a new voluntary code of conduct for operators.

All bus companies running services into the city centre are expected to sign up to the CityPLAN agreement which means drivers will stick to the limit within the inner ring road.

They'll drive at 10mph or less in busy locations such as Parker Street, Oldham Street and Shudehill Interchange.

Manchester City Council say they're looking into ways of creating more 20 mile per hour zones across the city. They also expect the move to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

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