Worksop: Bus station gets a step closer

Council are presenting cabinet papers on the next steps for the new bus station, pictured outside the premises for the new bus station are leader of Bassetlaw District Council Simon Greaves and Coun Kevin Greaves (w131028-7a)
Council are presenting cabinet papers on the next steps for the new bus station, pictured outside the premises for the new bus station are leader of Bassetlaw District Council Simon Greaves and Coun Kevin Greaves (w131028-7a)

Work on Worksop’s new £3.2 million bus station is set to take a step closer to starting next week.

Bassetlaw Council’s cabinet is set to approve plans to lease land to Notts County Council, as well as contributing to its running costs, when it meets on Tuesday.

The new bus station will have eight bays, plus one lay-over bay, which will cater for existing demand and also allow for future growth.

The building will be of a similar design to t Retford station and will contain a staffed information point, seating, passenger information screens and toilets.

A cafe/retail unit is also included in the design.

Leader of Bassetlaw Council, Coun Simon Greaves, said: “Worksop’s much needed and long overdue bus station is getting much closer.”

“With the county council having secured the site, Bassetlaw will be doing our bit by providing the additional land and financial support that will make this project a reality.”

Members of the county council’s transport and highways committee will be asked to confirm their support for construction to start as soon as possible, at a meeting on Thursday.

Committee chairman, Coun Kevin Greaves said: “The county council has been pushing ahead with plans for the new bus station since it purchased a property in Newcastle Street last July.”

“Since then we have been working closely with bus operator Stagecoach and Bassetlaw Council on its development.”

“The new bus station is on track for work to begin next year for opening in spring 2015 and, at a time of severe financial constraints, the county council is providing £3million to make sure that it goes ahead.”

“I believe the new bus station will help stimulate the economy of Worksop and give the people of the town a facility that they can be really proud of.”