Durham City’s new bus station officially opened to the public on 7 January.
The facility, which is located on the site of the former bus station on North Road, is a modern transport hub that offers a safe and welcoming space for residents and visitors alike.
The works have been part-funded by the Government’s Transforming Cities Fund.
The new bus station has been designed to increase the overall space for passengers and has improved facilities including segregated toilets, a Changing Places toilet, improved information displays and upgraded seating in the passenger waiting area.
There is more space for reversing buses and the exit onto North Road has improved visibility for pedestrians and buses.
The bus station also includes a two-storey office area where council security, cleaning and neighbourhood warden staff, as well as representatives from Durham Constabulary and Arriva, will be based.
Cllr Martin Gannon, chair of the North East Joint Transport Committee, said: “The new Durham Bus Station is an important project within the region’s Transforming Cities Fund programme and it will be brilliant to see it open.
“The station is at the heart of the city and will provide a welcome place for passengers to connect with our local and regional bus network. Congratulations to Durham County Council on this ambitious project – this is a very welcome addition to the city which will further boost the North East’s transport network.”