Improvements planned for bus station

Press Release: 15/05/2017

Bus garage to be demolished

The purchase of Winchester bus station by the City Council from Stagecoach was completed on Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Plans are already in hand to improve the safety and appearance of the station which dates from 1934.

The City Council will seek planning permission to demolish one of the disused garage buildings on the site to enable safer bus movement. This will open the way for works in July and August to create new bus parking arrangements within the bus station.

Whilst works to the bus station are carried out there will be some temporary changes to use of on-street parking in The Broadway to cater for displaced buses. The bus station work is due to be completed by September.

The City Council intends to work with Hampshire County Council and bus operators on proposals to re-route buses to tackle the issue of conflict between buses and people along the semi-pedestrianised area of the High Street. Hampshire County Council is set to fund the addition of real-time bus indicators on the bus stops in the Interim Bus Interchange which will be a big improvement for bus-users.

Changes will be on an interim basis and will not constrain further consideration of bus provision and routes in the town centre as part of engagement work being undertaken by architects JTP, Hampshire County Council’s Transport Study or the Central Winchester Regeneration Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).