Northampton's new bus station?
So what's the fuss? The Greyfriars bus station is universally despised as "The Mouth of Hell", so the town needs something better. See "From Huss via Fuss to Bus?  (read again). Or so we are told?
St James resident Graham Croucher added: “It may not be to everybody’s taste, but it works fantastically as a bus station. The only problem is it’s not been maintained by the council. Moving buses to the Fishmarket site will put this town back 30 to 50 years.”
During a meeting of the Northampton Bus Users group at the weekend, members were shown early plans for the bus station which will be built on the site of the current Fishmarket. The plans revealed the new facility would have 12 bus bays on the Fishmarket site, two in nearby Bradshaw Street and four in The Drapery.
Group member, Mike Barlow, said the development had both positive and negative points. He said: “The main problem is that not everything is going to be on one site. But it will be accessible right from the street, rather than having to go up escalators, which is a bonus. The only problem is the whole system is not under one roof as it is at the moment.”
The plans shown to the bus users’ group revealed the new station would have 22 ‘departure points’, compared to the 24 which are inside the Greyfriars building at present.