New Bus Station in Exeter

12 July 2021

Ideas for Guildford from Exeter?

It is likely the Bus Station in central Guildford will be kept in an upgraded form as part of the North Street Development.  Exeter are opening a new Bus Station on Sunday, 25 July, which provides ideas for Guildford.

Exeter Bus Station

The new station – a striking glass-fronted building in the heart of the city centre - replaces the current bus station which was constructed in the 1960s. This new, fit-for-purpose modern facility will promote green public transport in the city and rural communities for decades to come.

The new Bus Station will offer a massive improvement for passengers, with features such as glass-fronted covered waiting and boarding areas and high-quality facilities.

Exeter City Council Leader Cllr Phil Bialyk said: “As a former bus driver this new station is obviously very close to my heart.  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.”

First Class Facilities

The new Station has been designed to:

  • Support ease of travel.
  • Be filled with natural light because of its glass front
  • Be spacious and accessible.
  • Offer plenty of seating areas.
  • Protect users from the elements, buses will arrive behind automatic glass doors at each stand.
  • Provide an abundance of real time information throughout the concourse, with a dedicated digital display at each stand, plus departure screens throughout the station, alerting passengers to upcoming departures.
  • Provide audio announcements of departures at each stand, offering the latest information to passengers with visual impairment.
  • Provide a comprehensive information point at the station featuring the latest area guides, plus maps and ticket information

It is intended that the provision of high quality public transport facilities will promote the use of buses as a viable alternative to private car journeys into the city centre – helping reduce the traffic congestion on the arterial routes into the city centre.

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