Building work begins on new bus terminal in Mansfield

Bus station plan
Image caption The bus station will move from its current site on Rosemary Street to near the railway station

A car park in a Nottinghamshire town centre has closed to make way for a new £11.6m bus station.

The facility on Station Road in Mansfield will serve five million passengers each year and replace the current station on Rosemary Street.

Mansfield District Council said the new facility will be located in the heart of the town and encourage people to use public transport.

Work on the station is due to be completed by spring 2013.

Facilities at the new enclosed glass building will include a baby changing area, shops, an electronic timetable and CCTV cameras.

The council has published a list of alternative town centre car parks on its website.

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