Buchanan bus station
City of Glasgow
|Operated by||Strathclyde Partnership for Transport|
|Connections|| Queen Street
Buchanan Street (200 metres)
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. 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.
Services to Buchanan bus station are operated by:
- First Glasgow
- First Scotland East
- John McGinley
- McColls Coaches
- McGill's Bus Services
- National Express
- Orbis Transport
- Scottish Citylink
- Stagecoach West Scotland
- Stuarts Coaches
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 Archived 22 June 2006 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 12 June 2006
- "Buchanan Bus Station – SPT". Retrieved 25 May 2015.
- FRAME, RODDY. "Killermont Street Lyrics". Aztec Camera. Universal Music Publishing Group. Retrieved October 2015.
We can get there by bus From Killermont StreetCheck date values in:
- Killermont Street the site for fans of roddy frame & aztec camera
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