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Work on Newbury's new bus station to begin soon

Next steps to start after council receives £1m from Market Street developer

John Herring

John Herring


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Work on Newbury's new bus station to begin soon

THE countdown towards the transformation of Newbury’s southern gateway has begun, following a £1m payment to West Berkshire Council.

Work to move Newbury’s bus station from Market Street to the Wharf will begin next month and is expected to take six months to complete. 

The imminent works follows the council receiving a £1m contribution from Market Street developer Grainger towards infrastructure and housing. 

See tomorrow's Newbury Weekly News for more.

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  • er1969

    12/04/2018 - 16:04

    I’m a resident of a Highfield Avenue and my Housing Officer denied all knowledge this afternoon - said no notice had been served and when it is it will take 6 months minimum before work starts - so someone is telling porkies but who?


  • Oldmoaner

    12/04/2018 - 12:12

    I agree with the comments about the bus station being next to the railway as a transport hub, it was immoral and irresponsible for Both Worst Berkshire Council and Newbury Town RADA section to even consider this whole scheme. I have said many times the area needs a work and family plan not career minded commuters visiting with no roots. Greed and laziness has ruined their only chance in a lifetime of creating an area with longevity, instead we will have tenement’s of 2030.


  • NewburyLad

    11/04/2018 - 17:05

    The only sensible, joined up, logical place for a bus station would be right next to the railway station. Cars - well they can park underground below the existing carpark at the station. Have all the buses (and coaches) start/stop from a bus station above the carpark next to the station. Not much point to arrive in Newbury by train, then walk all the way to the wharf to catch a bus to Speen or Kingsclere etc.


    • NewburyResident

      12/04/2018 - 10:10

      Exactly Newbury Lad. But our council doesn't do sensible. Very generous of the developer to give £1m towards the cost in return for the £4m of land they got for free. Another great financial decision by the council. In fact with all of the empty restaurant units in the Cinema complex and more units closing in the market place the whole vision is begining to be shown as an idiots dream.