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Paignton bus station to close for three months

By HeraldExpress  |  Posted: February 12, 2013

Paignton Bus Station

Comments (5) Stagecoach South West today confirmed the temporaryclosure 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 willremain open for business.The bus operator has been working closely with TorbayCouncil's Public Transport & Highways Team and other bus operators to keep disruption to a minimum by agreeing facilities nearby for both vehicles and bususers.For the duration of the closure the following arrangements will be in place:


Services from HydeRoad (existing bus stop)

Stagecoach South West                      5,X46, 88, 120

Local Link                               25,60, 61, 67, 108, 109

Country Bus                            7


Services from HydeRoad (temporary bus stop)

(For the duration ofthe bus station closure, the 3 bays outside property numbers 33-37, next to theexisting loading bay in Hyde Road will be designated as a temporary stop)

Stagecoach South West                      12/12A/12Ctravelling towards Brixham / South Devon College


Services fromoutside Paignton Library & Info Centre, Great Western Road (existing busstop)

National Express                     Alldepartures

Local schools services                        27,30A/B

First Bus                                 X80/81

Riverlink                                  100


Services from oppositePost Office, Torquay Road (temporary bus stop)

Stagecoach South West                      12/12Atravelling towards Torquay

Michelle Hargreaves, Stagecoach South West's ManagingDirector, 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 thestart 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.

  • 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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