Bus shelter temporary removal
From Monday 1 August both St Budeaux Square inbound bus shelters (St Budeaux Square 2 and 3) will be removed temporarily before construction can start on the bus layby and loading bay. The bus services will continue to serve both bus stops until construction begins.
During construction, the stops will be temporarily suspended and replacement stops provided nearby. We will publish construction dates and the location of the replacement stops as soon as they are available.
New bus shelters will be installed when construction is completed.
We are intending, as part of the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) initiative, to improve sustainable transport links in Plymouth, encouraging more residents and commuters to walk, cycle and use public transport to get around the city.
Under these plans, St. Budeaux Station (Victoria Road and Ferry Road) will provide a pivotal role as a sustainable transport interchange connecting commuters from the South East of Cornwall and West Devon parts of the city region with employment and healthcare opportunities in both the Derriford and Northern Corridor and City Centre and Waterfront growth areas.
The scheme’s aim is to enhance the connections between two or more forms of sustainable transport (for example by rail, bus and bike or on foot) and transform this area into an important and busy interchange.
The improvements being considered include:
- Transforming the high street by installing a contemporary seating area, with integrated planting and trees and a new bench outside the shops
- A taxi shelter next to a very well-used taxi rank
- New cycle parking
- Replacing the ageing flagstones throughout the High Street
- Widening pedestrian footways on the Wolseley Road overbridge and linking them to the safer pedestrian crossing at the mouth of the junction on Wolseley Road
- Extending the bus layby and relocating bus stops to increase capacity for buses Installing Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) displays at bus stops and existing rail platforms
- Installing directional signage (fingerposts) to make it easier to find your way
- Creating a transport information hub near bus stops and railway stations which passengers can use to help plan their journeys
We are working closely with our rail partners and local bus operators to increase the frequency of rail services at the stations and improve connectivity with bus services. The scheme also aims to provide additional benefits to the local community and those commuting to St. Budeaux and Barne Barton by offering greater choice and accessible sustainable transport options both within Plymouth and beyond.
To help achieve all of this, the scheme is being coordinated closely with other TCF schemes including the St. Budeaux to the Dockyard Walking and Cycling Improvements, and the Journey Hub Network to offer additional transport options and improved links for walking and cycling.
Proposed scheme drawings
The technical drawings can be downloaded here:
Business case and value for money
Relevant documents can be downloaded here:
The St. Budeaux Interchange scheme is part of Plymouth City Council's Productive Plymouth Programme for sustainable transport measures funded by the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund (TCF).
In March 2020 we received £51.2m capital funding from the Transforming Cities Fund. This builds upon the £7.6m previously awarded in 2019, bringing in a total of £58.8m in additional external funding to Plymouth's city region.
The TCF projects, collectively, are designed to reduce congestion, improve air quality and help the city prosper by investing in infrastructure to improve sustainable transport connectivity on key commuter routes across the Plymouth city region.
When the works will begin?
Construction is expected to start in 2022 and will take approximately 12 months.
Where to find the consultation displays?
Although the consultation is over, you can still download the displays here:
How to submit comments?
Consultation for the St Budeaux Interchange scheme is now over, however you can still send us your comments and concerns via:
- Email email@example.com (put St. Budeaux Interchange in the subject line)
- Write to: Strategic Transport Team, Plymouth City Council, Ballard House, West Hoe Road, Plymouth PL1 3BJ (Ref: St. Budeaux Interchange)
What happens next?
Feedback received through the consultation will help inform the options taken forward.