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New Coachway design unveiled

A NEW Coachway "worthy of the 21st Century" has moved a step closer with the unveiling of the design for the terminus between the A509 and A5130.

Birmingham-based architects D5 have hatched plans for a steel-framed building that will provide a seated waiting area for about 100 travellers.

A National Express ticket office, cafe, shop and taxi bay are included.

A key feature is a roof canopy with lights above the coach bays making the most of artificial light and daylight to provide a bright covered area for passengers getting on and off coaches.

John Lewis, chief executive of Milton Keynes Partnership, said the facility – the second busiest coach interchange in the UK – would provide a "high-quality, welcoming environment with increased comfort and security" for the public and bus and coach operators.

"Milton Keynes is going to have a coachway worthy of the 21st Century," he said.

Work is expected to start in September with completion by the spring of next year.

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