New bus station replaces famous monstrosity

Northampton's new bus station
Northampton's new bus station Photo: ITV Anglia

Bus users in Northampton have had their first chance to look round the town's new North Gate bus station. The 7 million pound building replaces the old run-down Greyfriars bus station, which has frequently been voted one of the ugliest buildings in the country.

The site was officially opened by the borough and county councils - which have jointly funded the project and plenty of passengers came to take a look. Some critics though say its replacement is too small.

How the new site copes with frequent arrivals and departures will only become clear when weekday services start running on Monday.

Greyfriar's bus station
Greyfriar's bus station, Northampton - now to be demolished Credit: ITV Anglia