Work began this week on an ambitious project to replace the existing Bulwell Bus Station with a brand new and improved version. Thanks to Transforming Cities funding that Nottingham City Council bid for and secured from central Government, the new bus station at Bulwell will make travelling by public transport even easier.
The scheme will have several benefits:
- Safer, energy efficient passenger waiting facilities
- Improved accessibility for wheelchairs
- Multiple seating options for people with different mobility needs
- Improved efficiency for bus operators
- A more welcoming feel and overall environment
- The bus station will also become more environmentally friendly and sustainable through solar powered bus shelter lighting, and new greenery introduced in planters along the footpaths to increase biodiversity.
Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Highways, Transport and Parks, Councillor Audra Wynter, said: “It’s great to see this project begin to create a new and improved Bulwell Bus Station. This will create a much-improved gateway to Bulwell for those arriving by bus and we hope this project acts a catalyst for our Levelling Up bid for Bulwell while improving commutes and creating a better, more pleasant and greener bus station.”
Before the pandemic, around 1.1 million passenger trips were made every year from the bus station, and currently more than 600 bus services run through it every day. The Bulwell Bus Station Improvements project will make the station more pleasant and efficient for bus operators and passengers alike.
Work has kicked off to install new bus shelters with three different types of built-in seating to provide a better waiting environment for passengers. The existing bus stops on the north and south side of Vere Street will be relocated to the central island that will provide better traffic flow for buses, and more space for pedestrians on the footpaths on both sides of the central island.