Council announces start of works on new Luton travel centre

Artist impression of the new travel centre. Credit: Luton Borough Council

Anyone using trains and buses in Luton will soon benefit from a new purpose-built travel centre.

The £500,000 facility will be built next month, next to the new rail-bus interchange, facing the train station.

It will include a travel information and bus/coach ticket desk, small public café and toilets, plus personal travel planning area.

Also provided will be a rest room for bus drivers and a cycle hub with CCTV providing secure cycle parking and lockers for storing helmets and accessories.

Work is scheduled to start in August and complete in early 2015, ahead of anticipated opening next spring.

"This is great news for bus and train passengers, cyclists and pedestrians in Luton. Encouraging more people in the borough to use public and sustainable transport not only helps reduce traffic congestion but also delivers important health and wellbeing and economic benefits."

– Cllr Sian Timoney, Portfolio Holder for regeneration