Lancaster bus station
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Damside Street, Lancaster|
Lancaster City Council
|Operated by||Lancaster City Council, Lancashire County Council|
|Bus operators||Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire, Stagecoach in Lancaster, Stagecoach in Lancashire, National Express, Megabus, Battersby's Silver Grey, Travellers Choice, Kirkby Lonsdale Coaches|
|Connections||Lancaster railway station (800 metres)|
Lancaster bus station serves the city of Lancaster, Lancashire, England. The bus station was funded by both the Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council. The station, situated in the centre of the city, was re-built and opened in 2001, is staffed full-time, completely covered and consists of 20 stands, a travel centre, a refreshment kiosk, on site toilet facilities and an electronic passenger information board. Directly outside the bus station is Lancaster's main taxi rank.
The main operators from the bus station are Stagecoach Cumbria & North Lancashire operating under the name Stagecoach in Lancaster with the remainder of the local services being run by local firms Travellers Choice, Kirkby Lonsdale Coaches and Battersby's Silver Grey. Buses travel from the bus station around the Lancaster, Morecambe, Heysham and Carnforth areas and also run services as far afield as Preston, Blackpool and Knott End on Sea in Lancashire. Skipton, Hawes, Settle, Bentham and Ingleton in North Yorkshire and Kirkby Lonsdale, Kendal, Keswick and the Lake District in Cumbria (route 555). There is also a single sunday service that runs directly to Clitheroe. Preston Bus also run a return Sunday service to Richmond and Leyburn in North Yorkshire that calls at both Lancaster bus station and Lancaster University.
Pre booked excursion and long distance coaches also arrive and depart from Lancaster bus station with National Express and Megabus running direct services to Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham, Leicester, Milton Keynes, London, Exeter, Plymouth, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, and Edinburgh.
Lancaster railway station, which is approximately half a mile from the bus station and is on the West Coast Main Line, has a regular number 11 service from the bus station. From the railway station, there are direct services to London, Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Manchester, Coventry, Carlisle, Barrow in Furness, Windermere, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Leeds.