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North Road bus station

Find out about our proposed redevelopment of the bus station and surrounding area of North Road in Durham City.


In 2011, we identified North Road as being an area you would like to see regenerated. In 2014, a second consultation overwhelmingly supported bus station improvements to start this process, but you also suggested changes to our proposals.

Following on from this feedback, we worked with a range of partners, including Historic England and Design North East, and redesigned the proposed site to accommodate community and wider views. This third round of consultation included a revised design which is more sympathetic to the surroundings. This includes:

  • changes to the proposed bus station to ensure it aligns with other buildings in the street
  • improved views of the viaduct
  • building materials which reflect the surrounding buildings
  • additional green space
  • improved road and pavement design to achieve the best balance for all users

What are we proposing?

  • A new bus station on the site of the existing roundabout and adjacent buildings. It will be made of glass, timber, metal and stone, have a transparent roof with reduced canopy around the entrance, and include a passenger waiting area, facilities for bus drivers, disabled access, toilets and a possible retail unit.
  • Glazed stands to allow clear view of service numbers.
  • A new traffic light controlled junction to replace the existing roundabout, including pedestrian crossings linking to the rail station.
  • The creation of a pedestrianised public space around the new bus station and Methodist Church.
  • The possibility of two significant business development sites allowing for potential hotel, office and retail uses.
  • Icon for pdf North Road bus station plan (PDF, 2.5mb)  all maps are Crown Copyright and database right 2016. Ordnance Survey LA 100049055
  • Icon for pdf North Road development plots (PDF, 5.0mb)  all maps are Crown Copyright and database right 2016. Ordnance Survey LA 100049055

What happens next?

Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation which has now closed. We are in the process of carefully considering all of the responses received and will keep everyone fully informed as we move forward with the plan.

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North Road bus station consultation
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