New Durham Bus Station to open after delay

After its opening has been set back by half a year, Durham’s new bus station is due to open on Sunday (7 January).

The facility, which is located on the site of the former bus station on North Road, was originally due to open in summer 2023.

Durham County Council describes the site as a modern transport hub that offers a safe and welcoming space for residents and visitors alike.

The new bus station has been designed to increase the overall space for passengers and has improved facilities including segregated toilets, a Changing Places toilet, improved information displays and upgraded seating in the passenger waiting area. There is more space for reversing buses and the exit onto North Road has improved visibility for pedestrians and buses.

The bus station also includes a two-storey office area where the site’s security, cleaning and neighbourhood warden staff will be based, as well as representatives from Durham Constabulary and Arriva.

The works on the new site have been part-funded by the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund.

Cllr Elizabeth Scott, Cabinet member for economy and partnerships at Durham County Council, said: “We are delighted and excited to be opening the new Durham Bus Station to the public this Sunday.

“Providing high quality facilities, the station will serve as a major transport hub for both the city and the county.

“We hope it will help attract both shoppers and tourists to the city, supporting our independent businesses and our cultural attractions.

“We also hope it will encourage people to make more journeys by bus rather than car, promoting more sustainable travel.”

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