A Beautiful Bus Station to Bulldoze?
The bus station is looking very tired. Only about half the 80 stands are used and signage is, at best, tatty. Note stand 6 (below) between 75 and 77.
And where might you seek timetable leaflets?
Inside was, well, not a lot. Two tiny racks of leaflets covering just four out of their nineteen services. "The new ones are being printed. They should be here in two to three weeks." Perhaps Preston Bus might buy a photocopier?
There is a good-sized cafe, un-sampled by fbb as his visit occurred soon after a "Full English" at the B&B. One joy, however, was indicative of Preston's people power.
Power to the people, indeed! But more tatty barriers and fences.
Like Northampton's bus station, it would seem very sensible to upgrade the present facility with brighter lighting, better information and properly designed pedestrian routes (fill in the subways!). A fresh coat of paint would be nice. A single enquiry and sales office, more invitingly appointed than today's spartan tiled "public convenience" ambiance, might even encourage folk to travel by bus.
A few trees and flower beds dotted around outside and some potted plant filled planters inside would make a huge difference.
Long live Preston bus station!
Easter Saturday is the Saturday after Easter Sunday; in 2012 it is 14th April, which happens to be fbb & Mrs fbb's 39th Wedding Anniversary.