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Paignton bus station to close for three months

By HeraldExpress  |  Posted: February 12, 2013

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Paignton Bus Station

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Stagecoach South West today confirmed the temporary

closure of Paignton Bus Station from February 18 to May 24.

The closure is required in order to carry out essential renovation works to the main bus station canopy. However, the Paignton Travelshop will

remain open for business.

The bus operator has been working closely with Torbay

Council's Public Transport & Highways Team and other bus operators to keep disruption to a minimum by agreeing facilities nearby for both vehicles and bus

users.

For the duration of the closure the following arrangements will be in place:

 

Services from Hyde

Road (existing bus stop)

Stagecoach South West                      5,

X46, 88, 120

Local Link                               25,

60, 61, 67, 108, 109

Country Bus                            7

 

Services from Hyde

Road (temporary bus stop)

(For the duration of

the bus station closure, the 3 bays outside property numbers 33-37, next to the

existing loading bay in Hyde Road will be designated as a temporary stop)

Stagecoach South West                      12/12A/12C

travelling towards Brixham / South Devon College

 

Services from

outside Paignton Library & Info Centre, Great Western Road (existing bus

stop)

National Express                     All

departures

Local schools services                        27,

30A/B

First Bus                                 X80/81

Riverlink                                  100

 

Services from opposite

Post Office, Torquay Road (temporary bus stop)

Stagecoach South West                      12/12A

travelling towards Torquay

Michelle Hargreaves, Stagecoach South West's Managing

Director, said: "I'd like to thank both Torbay Council and the other bus operators for their support in helping agree these temporary arrangements.

"I hope, as a result, passengers will experience the minimum of disruption and I look forward to welcoming them to a newly renovated bus station in time for the

start of the summer season."

Cllr Robert Excell, Torbay Council's Executive Lead for Safer Communities and Transport, said: "We welcome Stagecoach's scheme at the bus station.

"We recognise that its temporary closure will affect the many people who use the Bay's comprehensive bus network. We have liaised with bus operators to make sure we can provide temporary facilities that will keep inconvenience to a minimum."

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  • Basileus  |  February 12 2013, 3:40PM

    i remember when the bus station was new and the truly awful area it replaced.

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  • nicold  |  February 11 2013, 3:37PM

    It's such a depressing place...Paignton desperately needs a completely new Bus station. I dread to think what visitors say!

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  • kindredspirit  |  February 11 2013, 3:19PM

    Were will dog owners let there dogs poop now? Oh yeah the beach and factory row.

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  • EdnaFruitcake  |  February 11 2013, 2:29PM

    Where will all the drunks and dossers sleep.

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  • kindredspirit  |  February 11 2013, 12:57PM

    Yawn...Couldnt care less.

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