An investment into the Victoria Bus Station is almost complete after six months of regeneration work. It is used by around two million users every year.
The improvements consist of new lighting and roof glazing to make the station brighter and more open. New floors and seating are also being put in along with new electronic real-time information displays which will show live departures and route maps. A new travel centre is going to open where people can access information, buy tickets and travel cards as well as hire cycles.
There are still a few improvements left to make, such as installing an automated toilet and an enclosed walkway from the bus station to Victoria Shopping Centre. These are due to be finished this summer. Next week is National Catch the Bus Week, and Nottingham City Council hopes the Victoria development will encourage more people to use the services. However not everyone agrees that it has been a benifical improvement. Michael Chant from the Nottingham City focus group explains. . .