Queensgate Shopping Centre Temporary Bus Station Redirection
Why is part of the bus station relocating?
A: Queensgate Shopping Centre is building a brand new £60m extension that will include a 10 screen Empire cinema and restaurants. The cinema will be located on top of the relinquished space created by the newly refurbished £21m John Lewis & Partners (due to be completed by the Spring of 2020) and the restaurants and retail on the opposing roof. These large structures require regular access to the roof from the ground, therefore, it is necessary to close part of the Bus Station temporarily and move some services to a nearby location.
When will it relocate?
We anticipate the redirection of the bus services to start in early 2020. As soon as we have confirmed exact dates, we will inform members of the public.
When will it reopen?
We have been advised that the works will take up to 18 months to be fully complete, which would see us return the Bus Station to its original location by Autumn 2021. We will keep people updated throughout the works.
Which services are affected?
Many of the bus services will remain unaffected. However, bays 10a to 20 of the Bus Station are scheduled to temporarily relocate. A comprehensive list of services is currently being drawn up.
Where will my bus stop be?
We have applied to Peterborough Council for a temporary bus station to be located on Acland Street, which is approximately a 4-minute walk from the current bus station and to Queensgate Shopping Centre.
Will this change the timings of my bus?
No. The current bus times and services will not change at all.
Will I have to walk across any roads?
For the services that require the use of the temporary bus station on Acland Street and wish to return to Queensgate Shopping Centre, will have to cross Westgate. We have agreed to install a temporary traffic light crossing to allow safe passage throughout this entire period.
Additional CCTV, street lighting and shelters will also be installed for passenger’s assurance.
When are the cinema and restaurants opening?
It is estimated that cinema and restaurants will be open by Autumn 2021.
Where can I contact you?
If you have any concerns or would like to discuss the development, please email us at: [email protected]
Further information about the temporary bus station will be released by all partners in due course.