Worksop: Bus station build just weeks from starting

Trees cut down on Watson Road to make way for the new bus station
Trees cut down on Watson Road to make way for the new bus station

Preparations are starting for the construction of Worksop’s new £3.2 million bus station, expected to open next spring.

Several trees have been felled on Watson Road and Queen Street to make way for the new interchange.

And work has begun to clear the site, on the corner of Watson Road and Newcastle Street, for building to begin.

Councillors are expected to approve the planning application for the new station at Notts County Council’s planning committee meeting on 25th February.

“We are hoping to see heavy machinery on site in early March,” said Coun Kevin Greaves, chair of the council’s highways and transport committee.

“Around 32 car parking spaces on Queen Street car park are also being fenced off to make way for the new development.”

The eight-bay interchange will replace the run-down bus shelters on Hardy Street.

It will feature a cafe, toilets, baby changing facilities, information desk and digital screens.

Number 30 Watson Road, the former Worksop Flowers site and advertising hoardings, will be bulldozed to make way for the bus station.

Some land will be leased to the county council from Bassetlaw Council, which will also contribute towards the station’s running costs.