July 22nd 2014
Work will be taking place at Derby bus station this August to upgrade the bus bay area.
The planned maintenance work will be taking place from Monday 4th August until Sunday 24th August. This will be during the school summer holidays when there will be fewer people using the station, therefore limiting disruption where possible.
Councillor Afzal, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Streetpride has said: “Derby bus station is a vital hub within the city and it’s important we maintain it so it continues to serve passengers for years to come. We are sorry for any disruption this may cause but work has been carried out to keep this to a minimum and I assure you it will be worth it in the long run.”
A number of bays will be closed at one time to allow the current surfacing materials to be dug out and the new hardwearing materials to be applied. Most of the work will take place during the evening, but the new surface will need time to dry which means bays will be closed for up to four days at a time.
Some services which currently operate from the bus station will not run from the site during this time and will instead start and finish at nearby bus stops along Morledge, Derwent Street and Corporation Street. For full details of disruptions visit www.derby.gov.uk/busworks or posters including further information can be viewed at the bus station.
A trial has been carried out to ensure the work meets the necessary standards and in December 2012 the new surface material was piloted on two bays at the bus station. They were monitored for 15 months and led to better results compared to the original material used.
The maintenance work will cost £172,000 and is being funded by developer contributions.