Buchanan bus station
|Buchanan bus station|
|Locale||Killermont Street, Glasgow, G2 3NP|
|Local authority||City of Glasgow|
|Managed by||Strathclyde Partnership for Transport|
|No. of stands||57|
|Rail connection||Glasgow Queen Street and Buchanan Street subway station 200 metres away.|
The bus station is the terminus for journeys between the city and other towns in United Kingdom and international journeys. It was originally built in 1977, close to the former site of Buchanan Street railway station which was closed in the 1960s by the Beeching Axe. The construction of the station realigned the intersection between Parliamentary Road and Sauchiehall Street, the former being renamed as Killermont Street, which runs along the southern edge of the station.
It is operated by the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport, who inherited it from their predecessor agency, Strathclyde Passenger Transport, who in turn acquired it from Scottish Citylink in 1993. This development saw the consolidation of all bus services in Glasgow to the station, with all routes transferred from the Anderston Centre terminus, which was subsequently closed.
It is the biggest bus station in Scotland, with around 1,700 bus journeys departing from the station every day, with over 40,000 passengers using these journeys on a daily basis. It is within walking distance of Glasgow Queen Street railway station and Cowcaddens and Buchanan Street subway stations. There is a bus link serving the bus station, Queen Street and Central stations.
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In Popular Culture
The station was romanticized by local musician Roddy Frame in the song Killermont Street, which appeared on his band Aztec Camera's 1987 album Love. The song deals with escapism to new places from the station, with the recurring line There's a message for us, we can get there by bus, from Killermont Street. Frame's official fansite is named "Killermont Street" in reference to the song.
- SPT - Buchanan bus station - About, retrieved 12 June 2006
- SPT - Buchanan bus station - Passenger help, retrieved 12th June 2006
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