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“If you are interested in architecture, urban planning or transport planning you should see it.”

Preston Bus Station
Reviewed 8 September 2014

Preston Bus Garage has its merits. It has a very clear easy to understand layout. It is easy to obtain information about buses, which is often not true of most bus stations. It main problems are poor location some distance from Preston rail station, badly designed pedestrian subway links to the centre of Preston and inadequate maintenance. The car parking over the bus station does have architectural merit. Unlike most concrete structures of the era it has a certain elegance and is one of the better examples of the Brutalist architecture movement's products.
The building has become a major problem for Preston. Should it be redeveloped or refurbished?
There is no easy answer. If you are interested in architecture, urban planning or transport planning you should see for yourself.

3  Thank MikeWells90
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Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately the bus station isn't maintained and looks scruffy, there's been plans to rebuild it and it wouldn't be a minute to soon!

3  Thank Ms B
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

preston bus station is not a tourist attraction,it smells, it is run down,i wouldnt go there after dark ,the security guards remind me of that bloke on mall cop-utterly useless! it is in a convienient place but a nice new one could be if they knocked it down! it just looks ugly and dirty when you go towards it,the cafe is a no go zone! i would rather starve and as for the toilets ...they are a joke i would rather wait till i get to st georges shopping centre or home! oh yeah and its freezing in there ,the doors are so heavy to slide open and shut no elderly person could do it,just get rid of it and give us what we deserve and have payed for over the years,a nice ,clean,safe and warm station.

4  Thank kimberley h
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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

It's an old bus station holding back Preston's potential.

Would only visit again if I had to.

There is nothing to do their and not the easiest of places to get to (20min walk from the train station).

4  Thank Lee M
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Reviewed 22 July 2014

I have many pleasant memories associated with this Place. But still I fail to understand how iit became a tourist attraction. I used to sirt and relax here before gong back to my nearby home. It requires a lot of maintenance work. If the organisers read this review pl try to use it a little traveller friendly by putting various board about bus timings and routes, etc.

1  Thank Shahir Yar K
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