MK Coachway

The opening of the new Milton Keynes Coachway is just a few months away.

Milton Keynes Council has released pictures of how the £2.6 million building is coming along. (see pictures below)

It's hoped the coachway will become a 'Gateway' to welcome people in to the new city.  It's got a roof canopy - which has nearly been completed - and which will provide a covered, seated area for passengers.

Inside the building there's going to be a heated waiting room for around 100 people, as well as a cafe, a shop, a ticket office, toilets, baby changing facilities and a taxi service. There's going to be 24 hour security and CCTV coverage of parking areas.

David Hill, Chief Executive of Milton Keynes Council, said: “On a recent tour of the site it was noticeable how the new Coachway is really taking shape.  The facility will be a significant improvement on the previous facility and offer a far better waiting environment for users of this important transport interchange”.

John Lewis, Chief Executive of Milton Keynes Partnership said: The Coachway is an important gateway into the city and it is vital that the facility is fit for the 21st century. The improved design and facilities of the building will hopefully leave a positive and lasting impression on passengers using the Coachway.”

Cllr Alan Mallyon, Cabinet Member responsible for Transport said: “This iconic building is to be the welcoming gateway that will serve as a public transport hub for all of Milton Keynes”.