Stoke-on-Trent City Council is preparing for the move to the new bus station by introducing changes early. The layout of the existing station will be altered to mirror what will happen in the new station. Passengers are being informed their bus will be leaving from a different stand position so they can allow extra travelling time. The changes will be implemented from October 7.
Stand numbers will be replaced by letters – for example Stand 12 will become Stand L – and some bus services will move to a different part of the station. Most services will be concentrated on the main concourse of the station, bordering the West Precinct.
The changes are in anticipation of the brand new bus station opening early next year. It includes 22 bus bays, much improved passenger waiting areas, a refreshment kiosk, toilets and the striking curved roof creating an impressive new gateway into the city centre. The project is the first phase of the Realis Estates £350million shopping centre City Sentral.
Cabinet member for regeneration, planning and transportation, Councillor Ruth Rosenau, said: “We are doing this so both passengers and staff can get used to a different layout before the new bus station opens.
“These new arrangements are being put in place well ahead of the move.
“The new bus station will provide purpose-built public transport facilities in the heart of the city and will be a marvellous gateway, creating a great impression for those visiting the area.”
Passenger transport staff are currently advising passengers, at the kiosk located by Stand A about the changes and leaflets with full new departure details are being handed out at the city centre bus station.
To view the leaflet visit www.stoke.gov.uk/publictransport
For more information contact passenger transport on 01782 234500 or email: email@example.com
For general timetable information, contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233.
For all media enquiries please contact Ciara Hill in the Communications Department at Stoke-on-Trent City Council on 01782 232130.