Middlesbrough bus station, opened in 1982, provides interchange facilities for all licensed transport operators within the Cleveland conurbation. The need for a purpose-built bus station in Middlesbrough was first recognized in 1947. However, it was only with the formation of Teesside County Borough Council in 1968, and subsequently the local government reorganization in 1974, that the project was seriously pursued. The new bus station's unique horseshoe design enables the passengers to be completely segregated from the buses within the extensively glazed, climate-controlled waiting areas. There are 25 bus stands at two levels around the edges of the waiting area. The bus station is built astride a main pedestrian route and a number of small shop units have been provided on the pedestrian mall. A joint committee of the members of Cleveland County Council and Middlesbrough Borough Council was formed to oversee the scheme and they appointed the Middlesbrough Borough engineer and surveyor (the author) as project coordinator with responsibility for the development, management and maintenance of the new bus station. The briefing of the architect, the subsequent implementation of the project and more recently the introduction of schemes of management and maintenance had as their central theme the provision of the highest levels of passenger comfort and safety. (TRRL)

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    Kinslea Press Limited

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  • Publication Date: 1984-8

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  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 129-138
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 1
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 0263-788X

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  • Accession Number: 00457275
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1987 12:00AM