Emergency works ensure no repeat of bus chaos

Emergency changes have been made to the road layout in Northampton after the opening of the new Northgate Bus station caused chaos.

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Pictures: Gridlock in Northampton as new bus station has an opening day to forget

Buses queued for hours. Credit: Heart Four Counties Radio

Northampton's new North Gate interchange is the £7 million replacement for the old Greyfriars bus station - often described as one of the country's ugliest buildings.

However, on the first working day of the new facility, there was travel chaos in the town centre as buses queued to access the site.

It was gridlock in Northampton today. Credit: Heart Four Counties Radio

Delays of up to two hours were reported and police were called in an attempt to control traffic.

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