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Durham Bus Station

Find out about the building of a new bus station in Durham City.

    The project

      Phase 1 - demolition (Spring/ Summer 2021)

      Works on the redevelopment of Durham Bus station are going well. Most of the demolition is now complete. Works are ongoing to divert a culvert and bring in the new utility connections. Construction of the new bus station should start in the next 5-6 weeks.

      Icon for pdf Durham Bus Station Demolition video transcript (PDF, 84.5kb)

      Phase 2 - re-construction (Summer 2021 to Winter 2022)

      The bus station is expected to be finished and open for use by Winter 2022.

      What will the new bus station offer

      The new bus station has been designed to increase the overall space for passengers in a light and airy setting, with increased visibility and safety for buses leaving the station. This includes increasing the reversing area for buses leaving bays and widening the exit onto North Road to improve visibility, with additional pedestrian access also being created. 

      Inside, there will also be increased facilities including parent and child toilets and a changing places toilet, as well as increased seating and space in the passenger waiting area. The plans also include a two-storey area with office space.

      Why we are redeveloping it

      The current bus station was built in 1970, and needs updating. As a major transport hub for the region and the county, a proposal was developed to provide new first class facilities and help improve access to public transport.

      Consultation on Durham Bus Station was run in 2015 and 2020. We asked for your views on the new designs we had developed to make sure they were fit for purpose and suitable for all users. The new building design has been created from this feedback, considering issues around security, safety and accessibility raised about the current building. The existing building is also seen as not very visually appealing.

      Since then we have been working on the plans and securing funding for the project. The project will cost £10.4 million, with £3.6m being provided through the Transforming Cities Fund.

      There will be less disruption and cost with rebuilding on the same site, rather than on a new one.

      Icon for pdf Durham Bus Station Funding video transcript (PDF, 105.9kb)

      Contact us
      Durham bus station consultation