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Newbury's new bus station will be officially opened today (Friday)

New bus station paves the way for Market Street redevelopment

Newbury's new bus station will be officially opened today (Friday)

BUSES are now running from Newbury’s new bus station, which opened at the Wharf on Sunday, although it will be officially opened today (Friday).

The opening of the station makes way for the start of the Market Street development, which is set to begin on January 7.

Hoardings will be erected to signal the demolition of houses in Highfield Avenue and the building of a temporary car park outside Newbury railway station.

West Berkshire Council chief executive Nick Carter said: “These are exciting, but busy, times for Newbury. Fifteen years ago we came together to develop the Newbury Vision and we’ve come a long way since then. We’ve delivered some really exciting projects for the town and both residents and businesses tell us that they are feeling the tangible benefits of these.

“All of these improvements are key to realising the Newbury Vision 2026, which was created to ensure Newbury’s future as a great place to live, visit and work and starting work on the Market Street development is a key part of achieving this.”

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  • NewburyLad

    07/12/2018 - 09:09

    A much longer walk between bus station and railway station. Brilliant. Makes you proud to have an integrated transport system in your town. Coupled with appalling journey times coming into Newbury by bus as you get held up by the long queues of cars waiting to turn right into Aldi and then again more queues of cars waiting to get into the Parkway car park. The next 3 weeks are going to be very bad, Assuming the local roadworks don't delay you first of course.

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    • James_Trinder

      07/12/2018 - 09:09

      On the positive side there are now more buses stopping directly outside the railway station than there were before the bus station moved.

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      • NewburyLad

        07/12/2018 - 22:10

        Why can't they ALL stop outside the station? You know, in a modern, integrated transport way rather than in a Tory run, can't see beyond the end of their expenses due date, backward and 20th century inconvenient way?

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      • Tommy

        07/12/2018 - 10:10

        And we are the 6th happiest town in the UK !!

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