Paralympics legend Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is re-opening Middlesbrough Bus Station following a £1.5m revamp.
The council says accessibility has improved significantly for disabled users.
The bus station is one of the busiest in the region with 27,000 passengers passing through every day.
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