Haymarket bus station

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Haymarket
Haymarket bus station Newcastle May 2009.JPG
Location Haymarket adjacent
to Eldon Square bus station
Newcastle upon Tyne
Coordinates 54°58′41″N 1°36′50″W / 54.978°N 1.614°W / 54.978; -1.614Coordinates: 54°58′41″N 1°36′50″W / 54.978°N 1.614°W / 54.978; -1.614
Operated by Nexus
Bus stands 15
Bus operators Arriva North East
Go North East
Stagecoach North East
Connections Haymarket Metro station (adjacent)
History
Opened 1930 (refurb. 1997)

Haymarket bus station is one of two bus stations serving the city centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England.

Originally opened in 1930, refurbished in the early 1970s and rebuilt in 1997,[1][2] it is located in the Haymarket area of the city centre, near to Newcastle University and adjacent to the more modern Eldon Square bus station and Haymarket Metro station. It is accessible from Northumberland Street either directly from the northern end or through Marks & Spencer. A travel shop for Arriva North East is based within the bus station.

The station consists of 15 bus stands lettered L - Y (A-K being located in the adjacent Eldon Square bus station).

A design fault in the glass roof caused panels to flex and dislodge from the frame in hot weather. A safety net was erected below the entire roof in July 2006 after a panel fell from the roof and injured a pedestrian.[3] Since then the bus station has been redesigned with the overhead glass panelling being replaced with a more solid roof structure.

Quaylink[edit]

Stand Y is the northern terminus for the Q2 QuayLink service which is operated by a fleet of distinctive yellow-liveried buses running every 10 minutes to Quayside. The other QuayLink service, the Q1, runs from Newcastle railway station to Gateshead Interchange via The Sage Gateshead.[4] An interchange for the both services is Grey Street. The majority of intermediate bus stops feature real time information.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New station at the Haymarket Commercial Motor 16 April 1971
  2. ^ "New look bus station is unveiled". BBC News. 18 November 2004. 
  3. ^ "Council may sue over glass panels". BBC News. 18 July 2006. 
  4. ^ Q1/Q2 timetable Go North East May 2017