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Hamilton bus station improvements under way

Works to improve standards for bus passengers in Hamilton are well under way.

SPT recently provided a £1.1million grant to South Lanarkshire Council for a first phase of improvements, allowing easier access for bus services at the busy hub.

The final result will see a completely new layout, with 14 stances for local bus services and separate tour coach stances created.

The new design will keep bus movements separate from general traffic in this part of Hamilton. It will also allow integration with nearby rail, bus and taxi services to enable travellers to join up journeys by public transport.

Orchard Street will become a two-way street as part of the first phase of work.

Temporary bus stances will be in operation at a later stage to ensure bus services arrive and depart as normal throughout the construction period.

When completed, the project will deliver a new operational building containing a ticket office, waiting room and toilets. Covered walkways will link to the local bus and coach stance areas, which will be enclosed.

All waiting areas will be enclosed and fitted with automatic doors to provide greater comfort for passengers. Information screens showing bus departure and arrival times are also planned to be installed at each stance. Improved lighting and CCTV will also be installed.