Buchanan bus station

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Buchanan bus station
Buchanan bus station 2006.jpg
Location Killermont Street,
City of Glasgow
Scotland
Coordinates 55°51′55″N 4°15′02″W / 55.86528°N 4.25056°W / 55.86528; -4.25056Coordinates: 55°51′55″N 4°15′02″W / 55.86528°N 4.25056°W / 55.86528; -4.25056
Operated by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport
Bus stands 57
Connections National Rail Queen Street
Glasgow Subway Buchanan Street (200 metres)
History
Opened 1977
Traffic
Passengers
  • 12,927,690
  • 564,553 (departures)
A First Glasgow bus showing the saw-tooth arrangement used for the stands
George Wyllie - The Clyde Clock, outside Buchanan bus station.

Buchanan bus station is the main bus terminus in Glasgow, Scotland.

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, a section of 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.[1] 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,[citation needed] 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.[2]

Operators[edit]

Services to Buchanan bus station are operated by:[3]

Nearby places[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

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.[4] Frame's official fansite is named "Killermont Street" in reference to the song.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SPT - Buchanan bus station - About. Retrieved 12 June 2006
  2. ^ SPT - Buchanan bus station - Passenger help Archived 22 June 2006 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 12 June 2006
  3. ^ "Buchanan Bus Station – SPT". Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  4. ^ FRAME, RODDY. "Killermont Street Lyrics". Aztec Camera. Universal Music Publishing Group. Retrieved October 2015. We can get there by bus From Killermont Street  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ Killermont Street the site for fans of roddy frame & aztec camera

External links[edit]

Media related to Buchanan Bus Station at Wikimedia Commons