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New station makes new homes a commuter haven

21st December 2011 Print
Redrow Homes

Manchester workers can escape the hustle and bustle of the city and let the train take the strain with a new home near Chorley.

A new train station is now open at Buckshaw Village enabling its residents to relax in peaceful surroundings while still being part of a thriving community. With frequent services to and from Manchester, it’s the ideal solution for city centre workers who want to relax away from the rat race.

Christine Aitken, sales director for Redrow Homes (Lancashire), commented: “Buckshaw Village is already well placed for commuting as it’s just minutes away from the M6 and M61 motorways, but now that the train station is open those who live in the neighbourhood have another means of getting around. It means that those who purchase one of the properties at our three phases of Buckshaw Village can be in Manchester in less than an hour without worrying about getting stuck in traffic.”

Located on the same Manchester to Preston line as Chorley station, Buckshaw Parkway offers services in each direction up to three times an hours Monday to Saturday, with two an hour on Sundays.

Operated by Northern Rail, the station includes a 150-metre long platform, 200 car parking spaces with bus and taxi drop-off points, a fully accessible station building and steel footbridge with lifts.

The station is expected to accommodate 450,000 passengers a year.

Between the three phases, Redrow has plenty to offer a whole host of homebuyers.

Cedars Walk is ideal for first time buyers, with apartments available from £85,000 or less than £60,000 with HomeBuy Direct.

Over at the Village Green there’s a good choice of two, three and four-bedroom homes for sale with prices from £124,995.

The exclusive Sandy Lane phase offers large and luxurious four, five and six-bedroom homes, available from £345,995.

“The new train station is the latest chapter in the story of developing the neighbourhood which also includes a primary school and a community centre that’s well used by local groups,” Christine added.

“There are plenty of opportunities for residents of Buckshaw Village to work, rest and play close to home. Residents have a range of amenities on their doorsteps including a chemist, hairdressers and convenience store, a Tesco supermarket and petrol station, plus all-weather sports pitches, footpaths and cycle routes which form part of the Sustrans national cycleway.”

The 80-acre Matrix Park forms part of the village and its offices and distribution depots employ more than 700 people; while the Bobbin Mill public house and restaurant does a roaring trade with residents and business park users.

If you’re looking for a new home with easy access to Manchester city centre, make Buckshaw Village your next stop.

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