Stoke-on-Trent's new £15m bus station will open today (March 26).
The new building, in Hanley, has 22 bus departure bays, waiting facilities, interactive touch-screen journey planners, a convenience store and toilets.
Up to 120 buses are expected to travel through the station every hour.
Councillor Mohammed Pervez, leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council, said: "The opening of this bus station marks the start of a journey to transform our city centre."
60 pensioners have held an on-the-road protest to try and make Stoke City Council re-introduce free bus travel.
A campaign group are lobbying Stoke-on-Trent City council to bring back free bus travel for the elderly before 9:30am and after 11:00pm.