Opening of revamped bus station

VIPs enjoyed a well earned cup of coffee in the renovated Cafe after the bus station had it's official opening on Wednesday.
VIPs enjoyed a well earned cup of coffee in the renovated Cafe after the bus station had it's official opening on Wednesday.

ARBROATH’S revamped bus station was formally opened on Wednesday.

The event marked the end of a £538,000 upgrade of the facility by Angus Council.

Speaking at the opening, the council’s transport spokesperson, Councillor David May, said: “The improvements made to the bus station make it a much more accessible and attractive facility.

“I am delighted with the work that has been done to upgrade it as it is an important transport hub for residents as well a gateway to the town for visitors.”

The improvement works at the bus station include the creation of a new café and a new waiting room, with an accessible toilet for disabled customers.

A secure waiting area for taxi passengers has also been introduced and an extension to the roof means passengers now have more protection from the elements.

In addition a new office entry and changes to the rear walkway have improved safety for staff and customers.

Councillor May added: “These are much needed changes for all passengers and shows the importance we place on the historic burgh of Arbroath as the key transport hub for Angus.

Speaking after the opening, Councillor David Fairweather said: “I am delighted to see yet another large investment in Arbroath from our administration, and I know this has been welcomed not only by local people but also visitors to the town.

“The vastly improved bus station has already been very positively received and gives our tourists a vastly improved introduction to our town, the facilities of which have been enhanced with the refurbished Signal Tower Museum.”

l Our picture shows guests at the opening ceremony enjoying a cup of coffee in the renovated cafe.