Greyfriars site could see return of coach services

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A new coach station could be built on land to the west of the former Greyfriars bus station in Northampton, the Northampton Chronicle has reported.

Northampton Borough Council said that talks are being held about an improved facility near the Mayorhold car park. Coaches currently leave from shelters in Victoria Street, where some toilets have recently been installed for waiting passengers.

The council also announced it is working with National Express to relocate evening coach services to the North Gate Bus Station later this year.

A spokeswoman said: “Some work on the site has already begun and a feasibility study is already looking at the creation of a new, improved facility for coaches on the western island section. This would replace the Victoria Street coach stop and complement the facilities at North Gate.

“The shelters and toilet recently installed at Victoria Street coach stop were designed to be suitable for easy relocation and can be moved to the new coach station site.”

The announcements are part of a plan to guide the development of the Greyfriars site after the demolition of the old bus station on March 15.