Phase one of essential maintenance works at Queensgate Bus
Station will be completed ahead of schedule meaning phase two
can begin four days sooner than first planned.
Phase one of the project resulted in the closure of bays 1a to
10 and was scheduled to be completed by Sunday 12 February 2012 to
allow the second phase to begin the day after.
However, even though the unforeseen bad weather made progress
more difficult, works have still been completed quicker than
anticipated, meaning buses which usually leave from bays 1a to 10
at Queensgate Bus Station will return to normal from Thursday 9
Phase two, which will result in the closure of bays 10a to 20,
will begin on Thursday 9 February 2012.
Buses which usually run from the affected bays will instead
depart from Acland Street coach park from Monday to Saturday until
6pm. Buses departing after 6pm Monday to Saturday and all day
Sunday will instead depart from an alternative bay at the bus
Cathy Summers, Passenger Transport Team Manager for Peterborough
City Council, said: "Our original schedule was for the bus station
to be open fully from Monday 20 February 2012. Phase one has been
completed ahead of schedule so we are hopeful that phase two will
follow suit and the bus station will fully re-open before this
"We know that the essential works to improve passenger
facilities at the bus station are causing an inconvenience to some
passengers for a relatively short period, but we are trying to
lessen the disruption as far as possible.
“We appreciate the patience of passengers thus far and will
continue to press for the works to be completed as quickly as
Further information about alternative bay numbers is
available online and at the bus station.