A sustainable future for buses
Through the Towns Fund – with further funding from the Government’s Getting Building and Accelerated Fund schemes - we are moving forward with plans to construct a new bus depot, utilising already acquired and council-owned land in the town centre.
The new depot, which has received planning permission, involves the relocation of Warrington's Own Buses Depot from its current site to a purpose-built new depot on Dallam Lane.
This project forms an important part of our plans to bring major investment into the town’s bus service. It will also allow us to release land at the current bus depot site, which has the potential to deliver 600 new homes on Wilderspool Causeway, supporting the regeneration proposals for the Southern Gateway, as set out the Warrington Means Business strategy.
In addition, the new bus depot will have the capability to support an all-electric fleet of buses. By enabling the potential electrification of our buses, this project supports the key priorities of our Local Transport Plan (LTP4), and our climate emergency declaration, which aim to promote cleaner, greener and more sustainable travel.
The council has now commenced the competitive tender process for the construction of the new bus depot, with work anticipated to start in autumn 2021, completing in autumn 2022.
As we move ahead with our plans for the potential electrification of our bus fleet, we will be engaging with residents, businesses, passengers and commuters, schools and colleges and other stakeholders to get everyone’s views and feedback.