Nottingham

New bus station to open in Mansfield

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Media captionThe project survived a government review of transport plans in October 2010 which led to other schemes being delayed or deferred

An £11m bus station is to open in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire.

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

Facilities at the enclosed glass terminal include free Wi-Fi, shops, an electronic timetable and CCTV cameras.

Mansfield District Council said the new facility will encourage people to use public transport and bring investment to the area.

The government has contributed £7.2m to the scheme, with the remainder coming from the county and district councils.

The project survived a government review of transport plans in October 2010 which led to other schemes being delayed or deferred.

During a visit to the new station, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: "When the coalition first entered government we looked at every spending pledge that was made.

"But this came through, and it came through because it would make a real difference."

The station officially opens on 31 March.

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