Plans lodged to demolish Durham Bus Station and build new transport hub

Plans have been lodged to demolish Durham Bus Station and build a new facility. Durham County Council revealed new designs for a modern transport hub on North Road earlier this year. Now the local authority has lodged proposals seeking permission to knock down the current building and build the new station with its planning department.

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The building will include a two-storey mezzanine overlooking the passenger waiting area, with additional security measures added after a consultation identified safety and reducing the fear of crime as a priority.

Ahead of demolition, the bus station site will be vacated and the footpath to North Road, which adjoins the site, will be closed. During the works, North Road and Milburngate will accommodate all exisiting bus services on-street that will see temporary bus stops put in place. Speaking previously, Councillor Carl Marshall, Cabinet member for economic regeneration, said: "Ultimately, our aim is to create a modern and welcoming transport hub that fits the historic nature of Durham city and shows we are very much open for business.

"We want to provide residents with a safe and attractive space, while ensuring visitors to the city get the best first impression possible.

"High quality transport infrastructure is vital for a prosperous economy and a key factor for businesses considering investing in an area.

"Our plans for Durham bus station are part of a wider vision to improve transport links and enhance towns and villages across the county."

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