THE main concourse at Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow is to be given a makeover as part of a £580,000 refurbishment contract.
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has approved the project which includes de-cluttering the area to improve passenger flow and the look and feel of the bus station.
As well as removing artificial trees and re-locating seating within the concourse, left luggage and the security scanner will be moved elsewhere. New public toilets are also planned.
Bus staff and operator facilities will also be improved behind the scenes and there will be more space for retail facilities.
Clark Contracts Limited will carry out the work which is the first phase of refurbishment at the bus station.
Enhancements in the next phase are set to include improvements to customer information and to the fabric of the building.
SPT chair Councillor Dr Martin Bartos said: “Although there was some office refurbishment in the bus station three years ago, the main station concourse hasn’t been seriously spruced up for a long time. I’m very pleased to say SPT is going to be investing over half a million pounds next year in the first phase of refreshing it for the public.
“As well as passengers using the bus station, a significant number of pedestrians walk through it between the city centre and Glasgow Caledonian University. By improving the concourse, we will be able to help the flow of people which will make the station more pleasant for everyone.”