St Margaret's Bus Station


Europe, United Kingdom, Leicester

St Margaret's Bus Station is located on Gravel Street to the north of Leicester City Centre, England. The bus station was built in 1985 and at the time was a state-of-the-art arrival and departure point in the city. Councillor Derek Fryett, Chair of the Planning Committee opened it on 3 May 1985. The contractor was Costain Construction. Although considered one of the best stations in the country Leicester City Council set about a programme of refurbishment in 2006. The major refurbishment was complete in March 2007 and the station was reopened by Councillor Patrick Kitterick on 24 May 2007. Alterations to the station included an exterior repaint from red to blue, altering the toilet layout, addition of a Skills travel shop, changing the seating from plastic to metal, adding a National Express office and drivers' room etc.. There are 22 bays for local services and 5 for coaches. More than 40 different services use the station, making more than 226,000 departures each year between them. At least 15 different coach companies use the bus station as their arrival and departure point for both scheduled and non-scheduled trips throughout the year. It is named after St. Margarets Church which stands just across Burleys Way. Passengers using both train and buses in the city can include a PlusBus ticket with their train ticket that gives unlimited bus travel in a designated area. Facilities include: Full time Security Cover Baby Changing Facilities Newspaper Vendor Waiting Room Cafeteria Ladies and Gents Toilets CCTV Cameras Left Luggage Lockers (Large and Small)