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
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
outside Paignton Library & Info Centre, Great Western Road (existing bus
National Express All
Local schools services 27,
First Bus X80/81
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."