Broad Marsh back in business

Thursday 6th October 2022 Nottingham’s Broad Marsh bus station has finally reopened after a five year demolition and rebuild programme. It's part of a £250 million regeneration of what's called “Nottingham Southside” and also includes a new intu Broadmarsh centre, a Nottingham City Hub incorporating a new library and a redveloped Nottingham Castle. Within "Nottingham... Continue Reading →

Pick me up at the Coachway

Tuesday 27th September 2022 I was back in High Wycombe again last Friday. Checking out Carousel's route 34 before it's demise yesterday being replaced by Buckinghamshire Council's new DRT scheme for the town which begins today. I'll tell you more about that on Thursday. Route 34 looks to have been one of those bus routes... Continue Reading →

Lewes loses its bus station

Tuesday 20th September 2022 Last Thursday was a sad day for Lewes, the county town of East Sussex. The town’s centrally located bus station closed its non existence gates after 68 years of service. Southdown first opened the bus station in March 1954 with the adjacent garage building coming on stream a few months later.... Continue Reading →

New bus station for: Leicester

Saturday 16th July 2022 It's been a busy few weeks for new bus station openings. Joining Stevenage (see Tuesday's blog) is the city of Leicester which unveiled its all new St Margaret's Bus Station to the public on Sunday 26th June. I was able to pay a visit last Sunday to check out the new... Continue Reading →

New bus station for: Stevenage

Tuesday 12th July 2022 It's always good to see investment in new bus stations and the last few weeks have seen two open up for business. Stevenage's new 'Transport Interchange' has provided a real step change with a greatly improved waiting area for passengers in a purpose built building housing ten saw-tooth drive in and... Continue Reading →

Braintree’s new bus interchange opens

Tuesday 11th January 2022 First of all a reminisce about how Braintree's Bus Park (to use its former official term) used to look until its closure for a full rebuild in March 2020. In particular its 'back-in-time' original 1930s glorious waiting room complete with boarded up authentic fire place and wonderful wooden bench seating all... Continue Reading →

Hope for Harlow

Sunday 14th November 2021 At last there are plans to do something about the disgrace that is Harlow's bus station. An artists impression of the new "interchange" - here's hoping either the No Entry sign or wayward delivery lorry is sorted before it opens! Funding for a brand new "sustainable transport interchange" (you don't get... Continue Reading →

LCBS 50th Anniversary Tour: Part 3

From A to B (Amersham to Bishop's Stortford) Saturday 25th September 2021 Friday of last week saw the LCBS Tour Gang reconvene for our wander through the third quadrant of the company’s Polo mint operating area as our mission continues to mark last year’s fiftieth anniversary of London Country by recreating that much missed bus... Continue Reading →

A visit to Crewe and Chester

Monday 13th September 2021 I've been meaning to pay a visit to take a look at Chester's relatively new "Bus Interchange", opened in March 2017, for some time and a delay on the West Coast main line (axle counter failure near Rugby delaying and diverting all trains through Northampton) recently meant my extensive plans for... Continue Reading →

ON and off

Saturday 11th September It’s sad when a bus garage closes. There’s so much transport history within the fabric of the building and it always seems such a shame to lose the heritage they represent and a living reminder of how bus garages looked and worked eighty to a hundred or more years ago. They’re also... Continue Reading →

Exeter’s new bus station

Tuesday 27th July 2021 At a reported cost of £8 million Exeter’s brand new bus station, which opened for business on Sunday, sounded like excellent value for money so I popped down yesterday to take a look around and see what’s on offer. As readers will know I never trust the hyped up world of... Continue Reading →

Merthyr Tydfil’s new bus station

Tuesday 15th June 2021 At last. Britain's most disgraceful bus station has been banished to history as a brand new replacement opened in Merthyr Tydfil on Sunday after a two year construction project. Funded by the Welsh Government at a cost of £12 million - not much more than a two platform railway station -... Continue Reading →

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