City Centre Bus Station

photographs of the new bus station from various views

This provides state-of-the-art facilities for bus passengers, including 22 bus departure bays, waiting facilities, a passenger information office, interactive touch-screen bus journey planners, a convenience store and toilets for users of the bus station.

Up to 120 buses travel through the station every hour. It operates from 5am until midnight, with CCTV and has a permanent staff presence to combat anti-social behaviour.


The new bus station has been built on the site of the former John Street surface car park. Work started in summer 2011 and was completed in March 2013. It is part of a multi-million pound development of the City Centre to rejuvenate the area around the old bus station.

The design

The unique design of the building, by award winning architects Grimshaw, (who also designed the Eden Project in Cornwall), includes a sweeping curved roof, V-shaped columns and an enclosed, glazed concourse which wraps around the perimeter of the site. Buses arrive and depart via John Street. 

The plan below shows how you can get around the City Centre.


The address for the new City Centre bus station is:

Lichfield Street,
City Centre,