Hexham Bus Station
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Does anyone know when Hexham's New Bus Station is due to be completed and then opened for use?

I was in Hexham the other night and looks as though it is coming along quite well, however doesnt look too near to being ready. Still a lot of work to do on the Station building and roadway. The large metal fencing to the main road has been removed and replaced with wire fencing now, and you can see the bus stands taking shape to the main road side.
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(05/10/2016, 20:09)thetravelman Wrote: Does anyone know when Hexham's New Bus Station is due to be completed and then opened for use?

I was in Hexham the other night and looks as though it is coming along quite well, however doesnt look too near to being ready. Still a lot of work to do on the Station building and roadway. The large metal fencing to the main road has been removed and replaced with wire fencing now, and you can see the bus stands taking shape to the main road side.

13th November.
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#3
Hexham Courant says it will open early November, was due to open in August but has been delayed due to a hold up in sourcing materials


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#4
Cheers - I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

I thought I had read somewhere that it was originally due to open in the summer! Didn't realise they've had problems sourcing materials.
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(05/10/2016, 23:02)thetravelman Wrote: Cheers - I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

I thought I had read somewhere that it was originally due to open in the summer! Didn't realise they've had problems sourcing materials.
It's Northumberland CC - they would have forgotten to order some.

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(05/10/2016, 20:50)Dan Wrote: 13th November.

(05/10/2016, 23:02)thetravelman Wrote: Cheers - I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

I thought I had read somewhere that it was originally due to open in the summer! Didn't realise they've had problems sourcing materials.

Now pushed back to 27th November.
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#7
What's happening to the old bus station?

How many stands will the new bus station have?

Is there any plans?
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(16/10/2016, 23:23)Michael Wrote: What's happening to the old bus station?

How many stands will the new bus station have?

Is there any plans?

Providing the plan hasn't changed, I believe that the old bus station is being demolished and replaced by new apartments. There's more information here on that.

A diagram of the new bus station is attached. It retains the building in the centre like the current bus station - I believe this is to be made out of glass, making it look quite modern and attractive. You can't (or at least I couldn't) get a feel for quite how 'narrow' the building actually is until you see it in the flesh - I was over that way a few weeks back and I, despite being told prior that it would be quite narrow, was surprised.

I think (though may be wrong) that the stands on the main road will be for the Newcastle-bound services - all of which head off in that direction towards Corbridge.

All in all a vast improvement on the current bus station though. 

   
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#9
Looks good, cheers Dan
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#10
Has the new bus station opened yet or is it still under construction?


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(23/11/2016, 14:22)TEN 6083 Wrote: Has the new bus station opened yet or is it still under construction?


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30th November, GNE have changes inline on the 28th November ready for the opening of it.
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http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/News/20...icket.aspx?
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(29/11/2016, 19:54)citaro5284 Wrote: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/News/20...icket.aspx?

Thought the opening ceremony was tomorrow, was gonna go as don't live far from there


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#14
No time lost in starting to clear the old bus station at Hexham the workers were on site at 08:15 this morning.


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(30/11/2016, 19:27)GuyParkRoyal Wrote: No time lost in starting to clear the old bus station at Hexham the workers were on site at 08:15 this morning.

At least it will stop anyone that doesn't know about the new bus station being open to wait there for their bus to come


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#16
My concern is that I hope Coffee Cup don't suffer a huge drop in custom. They're a lovely couple that run it and I'd hasten to guess most of their customers are bus users.
Obviously the new bus station is more important and can ultimately bring in more people to Hexham by bus, but still.

Part me of thinks they should've been offered to run the new cafe/shop thing in the waiting room?
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(30/11/2016, 19:27)GuyParkRoyal Wrote: No time lost in starting to clear the old bus station at Hexham the workers were on site at 08:15 this morning.
New bus stop is already in place where the exit used to be, shelter, road markings and everything.
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