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Haymarket Bus Station redevelopment

After securing £13.5million of investment, the Haymarket Bus Station was successfully built and has been in operation since May 2016. This scheme was a key part of the Connecting Leicester vision to reconnect the city and one of the first major projects to be delivered.

The internal features of the bus station have recently been refreshed to make it even more welcoming. Six giant panels have been installed to highlight the history of the area around the bus station and to make the waiting area more attractive for bus passengers. The panels feature historic photographs of Leicester landmarks and focus on High Street, Leicester Market, Leicester train station, the Clock Tower, Town Hall Square and the Haymarket Centre.

Haymarket Bus Station has transformed the public realm around Charles Street and Belgrave Gate. Charles Street and Belgrave Gate are no longer congested and difficult for pedestrians to access. Bus users and operators now benefit from a modern, spacious bus terminal.

We were also successful in gaining £3.5 million from the Department for Transport’s Local Pinch Point Fund, which recognises the impact the scheme will have on reducing congestion.

Future developments

Work is underway to assess how these benefits can be replicated at St Margaret’s Bus Station.