• Editor

Bus station makes awards finals

Hampshire County Council is up for a national award for the redevelopment of Winchester Bus Station.


The project has been named as one of six national finalists in the industry’s Bus Awards, in the ‘Making Buses a Better Choice’ category. This award is given annually to a project which adds value to bus services by making them faster, more efficient, offering improved passenger facilities or providing a better service.


Councillor Rob Humby, Executive Member for Environment and Transport at Hampshire County Council, said: “This was a major project involving many partners, and we undertook thorough public consultation over the changes. We had to carefully balance protecting the unique character of the city, while maintaining transport access and enhancing Winchester’s role as a major centre for services, shopping and employment. This national recognition for the project reinforces the value of our collaborative approach to planning for the future.”


The project was delivered in partnership with Winchester City Council, the EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership, local and national bus and coach operators and traffic, highways and tourism specialists.

One and a half million visitors and residents arrive in central Winchester by bus each year with 65,000 arriving or departing from the bus station each week. The redevelopment keeps the central location of the bus station, which has stood on the Broadway site for 80 years.


The new bus station, which opened in September 2017, has an open plan design which faces the Guildhall and tourist office and features level access, a ticket office, cafe, toilets nearby, real time information displays and covered waiting areas.


The awards finals will be held in November.



Recent Posts

See All

Wildflower Meadows to Be Planted In Winchester

Three areas in Winchester are set to become a haven for biodiversity thanks to wildflowers being planted. More than 25 native wildflower species will be planted by the council's contractors, idverde,

Studio takeover ratified

On Friday 2nd October, the Mayflower Theatre Trust Board met to ratify that Mayflower Academy Ltd (MAL) will officially take over the operation of Studio 144 North in Southampton, formerly the Nuffiel

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon

Click to find us on Facebook and Twitter

© 2020 Hampshire Media