Exeter’s new £8m Bus Station will open to passengers from Sunday 25th July. The new station which is a striking glass-fronted building in the heart of the city centre replaces the previous bus station which was constructed in the 1960s.
Exeter’s new £8m Bus Station will open to passengers from Sunday 25th July.
The new station which is a striking glass-fronted building in the heart of the city centre replaces the previous bus station which was constructed in the 1960s.
The new, modern facility that will promote green public transport in the city and rural communities for decades to come, will offer a massive improvement for passengers, with features such as glass-fronted covered waiting and boarding areas and high-quality facilities.
Cllr Phil Bialyk, leader of Exeter City Council, said: “As a former bus driver this new station is obviously very close to my heart, and I am delighted that the City Council has been able to deliver it.
“It is right next door to the new leisure centre, St Sidwell’s Point, which will open later this year, and I couldn’t be more pleased that we have been able to provide a brand-new facility worthy of our great city.
“This station looks fantastic and is a great new gateway to Exeter. The old bus station did a job for many years but is well past its sell-by date and to have a brand-new facility is fantastic news for Exeter and the whole region.”
The new facility will be operated by Stagecoach Southwest, whose managing director Mike Watson said: “We’re so excited to open our new Bus Station at the heart of Exeter city centre.
“It’s a great time to be welcoming more people back to buses as restrictions across the UK are lifted. We are delighted to be able to offer our passengers a brand-new modern facility packed with travel information. We have made a significant investment in the latest technology to display clear departure information. We hope that our passengers will find traveling with us is even easier than before.”