Bulwell bus station will be completely changed (Credit: Nottingham City Council)

Work has begun to build a brand new and improved Bulwell bus station.

Beginning yesterday on Monday, January 16 the work is expected to take around three months with the new station set to open for business sometime at the end of April.

The project comes as part of Nottingham and Derby’s Transforming Cities programme and the new station will have several benefits as part of it.

The benefits include safer and energy efficient passenger waiting facilities, improved accessibility for wheelchairs as well as multiple seating options for people with different mobility needs.

Meanwhile, the bus station is set to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable through solar powered bus shelter lighting and new greenery introduced in planters along the footpaths to increase biodiversity.

Speaking about the plans Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Highways, Transport and Parks, Councillor Audra Wytner, said: “It’s great to see this project begin to create a new and improved Bulwell Bus Station.

“This will create a much-improved getaway to Bulwell for those arriving by bus and we hope this project acts as a catalyst for our Levelling Up bid for Bulwell while improving commutes and creating a more pleasant greener bus station.

Currently more than 600 bus services run through the station every day and before the Coronavirus pandemic 1.1 million passenger trips were made through it every year – all buses that currently use the station will have temporary stops as a replacement which can be found online.