Work to transform King’s Lynn’s bus station gets under way after Christmas

King's Lynn bus station, which is set for a £1.6m refurb. Picture: Chris Bishop

King's Lynn bus station, which is set for a £1.6m refurb. Picture: Chris Bishop - Credit: Archant

Contractors will move in on January 6 to start work on what will be called the King's Lynn Transport Interchange.

That means a £1.6m revamp of the bus station and the area around it, with more than half the money coming from supermarkets Sainsbury and Tesco, as part of the planning permission for their Hardwick superstores.

It's designed to reduce the impact of out of town superstores by making the town centre easier to get to and more attractive.

Alistair Beales, West Norfolk council's cabinet member for regeneration, said: 'This is another major regeneration project for the town, which will add to the already-completed Tuesday Market Place and Saturday Market Place schemes. 'The enhancements will help improve the visitor experience when they arrive in the town by public transport whether that be by train or bus.

'Better use of the available space could even enable additional bus services to be added in the future which is great news for everyone.'

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Work will be carried out in phases, with Waterloo Street closed from January 6 - February 2. The improvements are expected to be completed in June.

Richard Pengelly, general manager of Lynn-based bus firm Norfolk Green said: 'The new look bus station will dramatically improve the customer experience making it safer and offering significantly more shelter.'

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Project updates will be tweeted by @KLTIWorks.

A helpline will also be available on 01553 616200.

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