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A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Tuesday 16 May with Olympian and Bulwellian Emily Campbell cutting the green ribbon to officially declare the new bus station open – although bus enthusiasts may have been expecting a Leyland Olympian, rather than a sporting Olympian! NOTTINGHAM CITY COUNCIL

Olympian officially opens new Bulwell bus station

Passengers have begun using the newly-refurbished Bulwell bus station in Nottingham after a £900,000 revamp funded by a central Government grant. Nottingham City Council successfully secured the Transforming Cities funding for the project and designed the new bus station, which was constructed by its in-house highways team.

Before the pandemic, around 1.1 million passenger trips were made every year from the bus station, and currently more than 600 bus journeys pass through it every day. The former bus station closed on 16 January for the three-month project to transform it into a more modern, environmentally friendly transport hub. The updated bus station opened on Saturday 13 May, with Nottingham City Transport’s Bus Driver of the Year driving the first bus into the station along with local boy Lorenzo who recently hit the news for his quest to ride on every bus in Nottingham.


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