New Northampton interchange opens

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Northampton’s new North Gate bus interchange opened on Sunday (March 2). Built on the site of the town’s old Fishmarket, it replaces the facility at Greyfriars which dates from 1976.

The £7m cost of 22 bus bay North Gate has been funded by Northampton Borough Council, Northamptonshire County Council and West Northamptonshire Development Corporation. 14 bays are located at the bus station itself, while eight are in the Drapery. Coach services leave from Victoria Street where two shelters are provided.

Posters by the two entrances at North Gate show the layout of the interchange, details of all services including departure bays, and a map of the bus network in Northampton.

A travel centre staffed by Stagecoach staff Monday to Saturday provides information for all operators as well as stocking timetable leaflets and flyers detailing the departure bays for each service. It’s also possible to purchase bus tickets and passes.

Real-time displays are located by the entrances and there is a third in the middle of the building. All 22 bays have real time displays detailing the next few departures and expected times of departure. Posters provide full timetable information.