Tyne & Wear

Haymarket Bus Station reopens after year-long modernisation

Haymarket Bus station. Photo: Nexus
Image caption A new roof and suspended ceiling was installed as part of the modernisation

Haymarket Bus Station in Newcastle has fully reopened to the public after a year-long modernisation project.

Parts of the station in the city centre were temporarily closed while Newcastle City Council gave it an internal makeover.

A new suspended ceiling was installed along with lighting, seating, CCTV and a bus waiting area.

Transport operator Nexus said the modernisation was a "vast improvement" to the city centre.

Tobyn Hughes from Nexus, said: "I'd like to thank passengers for their patience during the modernisation of Haymarket Bus Station.

"There has been temporary disruption while stands were closed during the various phases of the work.

"This has been worthwhile because the bus station looks much better than it used to. It is a vast improvement to a major city centre gateway."

Bus services that had previously been redirected to stops on St Mary's Place and on Percy Street, have now returned to departing from Haymarket Bus Station.

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