More than two million passengers a year can start benefiting from £250,000 of improvements at Victoria Bus Station now that they have been completed.
The Department for Transport-funded scheme has seen a number of significant improvements to the busy transport hub, including new signage, re-glazed glass roof, improved seating and new automated doors and flooring. Ten new real time bus departure information screens, five electronic totem display screens and four overhead displays have been installed, along with a new ‘Superloo’ to provide fully-accessible toilet facilities for people with mobility difficulties.
A new Travel Centre has also opened at the station, providing better information and access to all the services currently available at the Broadmarsh Travel Centre, including buying and topping up Citycard products, information and advice, Citycard cycle hire and Shopmoblity services. The Travel Centre is shared with Trent Barton to provide information on all the buses that use the station.
There is now also a fully enclosed pedestrian link from the bus station to intu Victoria Centre, which is currently undergoing its own transformation.
Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport at Nottingham City Council, said: “The new improvements really make a big difference to Victoria Bus Station. We want to encourage more people to use public transport and by making the station more comfortable and improving information about the bus services available there, we expect more people to choose the bus as their preferred way to travel. There is also access here to the free Centre link bus service, so that bus users have easy access to both Victoria and Broadmarsh shopping centres.”