Worksop: Bus station set to get the final go-ahead

Trees cut down on Watson Road to make way for the new bus station
Trees cut down on Watson Road to make way for the new bus station

Worksop’s new bus station looks set to get the final go-ahead next week when plans for the £3.2million development go before the county council’s planning and licencing committee.

Work on the station is due to start this summer and is set to open in spring, next year. It will feature design elements used in bus stations in Retford, Newark and Mansfield.

Eight bus bays will be provided to cater not only for existing demand, but also allow for future growth.

The first sign of work beginning will take place next month when the public car park adjacent to the site closes for a month. When it re-opens it will have fewer spaces and a new surface and lighting.

Work will then begin to create a left turn from Watson Road into Newcastle Street, along with other improvements at the junction and the main construction work on the building starting in the summer.

Coun Alan Rhodes, leader of Notts County Council, said: “The new station will be one that Worksop people can be proud of. It will be fit for the 21st century and will provide a major boost to the economy of the town.”

“It is on track to open in spring 2015 and, at a time of severe financial constraints, the county council is providing £3.2million to make sure that it goes ahead.”

“As well as encouraging more people to use public transport, a new bus station will make a big improvement to the vitality of Worksop town centre, making it a more attractive place to work, shop and do business.”