Plans for new Durham City transport hub secure multi-million pound boost
Plans for a new bus station in County Durham have benefitted from a multi-million pound boost.
The North East Joint Transport Committee (JTC) has allocated £3.6m towards the overall £10.4m scheme following a bid from Durham County Council.
By securing the funding, plans for the bus station can now progress with works expected to start in mid-February.
The 18-month project will see the existing bus station on North Road demolished to make way for a new transport hub, featuring additional space for passengers, improved toilet and baby changing facilities and updated design.
Cllr Carl Marshall, cabinet member for economic regeneration at Durham County Council, Durham representative on the North East JTC and North East board member for Transport for the North (TfN), commented: “We’re delighted that the project has been able to secure this new funding and that plans can progress as expected.
“Durham City has long needed a new and improved, state-of-the-art bus station and once finished the site will provide a much better welcome to the city for visitors, commuters and residents alike.”
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