Better weather will mean Norwich bus station shuts for roof repairs this Sunday

16:42 19 July 2012

Norwich Bus Station. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich Bus Station. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY


A closure of Norwich bus station for roof repairs will go ahead this Sunday.

The public toilets, café and National Express sales and information desk at the station, off Surrey Street, have been shut since the middle of last month, after a leak was found.

Since then, the county council has scheduled a full closure to fix the roof a number of times, but rainy weather has repeatedly prevented the work.

However, a better forecast means council contractors will do the work on Sunday.

But that means the rest of the bus station, which has remained open so far, will have to be shut.

Special arrangements have been made for buses that would normally use the bus station on a Sunday, as follows:

First buses: X1 towards Peterborough will move to St Stephens Street stand A; X1 and X2 towards Lowestoft to St Stephens Street stand B and 13B towards Attleborough to St Stephens Street stand C

Konect: Affected services to St Stephens Street stand B

Simonds: 118 and 121 to St Stephens Street stand A

Megabus and National Express: Surrey Street

Norfolk Green: Affected services to Castle Meadow

Anglian: St Stephens

Sanders: 44 will use stand on St Stephens, while 55A and 55 will use North Walsham stand in St Stephens.


  • The design of the bus station is just poor. Soon after opening a huge net had to be erected to stop the pigeons roosting overhead after finding they created obvious problems for those below. The public toilets are just some sort of joke clearly not large enough for the numbers that wish to use them and also are closed at odd times. The buses have to approach their allocated stands at sharp angles resulting in one or two shelters being hit and that is after the original design was changed because not enough room was allowed originally for turning. The entrance at the Queen's Road end is far too narrow as buses only just clear the traffic light by inches and now we have that wonderfully-designed leaking roof. At the last stand at the Surrey Street end people queue all over the place blocking the free passage of those who want to pass by to exit the bus station. Did any thought whatsoever go into the design of this place. It is clearly not fit for purpose.

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    mike smith

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

  • Lest hope that the repairs include a far more substantial roof covering this time, able to withstand the chaotic weather patterns we experience. The canvass design seems a little flimsy.

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Thursday, July 19, 2012

  • Its a bit like the roof at a well known supermarket in norwich near the show ground that has had a leaking roof since it was extended

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    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • time to sue NPS architects for dodgy design...oh dear they're part of Norfolk County Council....they gave themselves a self licking lollypop award too.

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