Council views Hunstanton bus station as entirely superfluous

Your article in Buses last month concerning the closure of Hunstanton bus station in Norfolk needs some further explanation.

The statement that it is to ‘disappear in residential development’ is not strictly correct and the description of it by the managing director of Lynx buses, the sole user of the station, as ‘a retrograde step’ is something of an understatement.

The fact is that the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, owner of the station, has had its eye on redeveloping the site for more than a decade.

It sees buses as an anachronism from a bygone era, and therefore a bus station as entirely superfluous. Earlier plans for the site included the retention of the bus station, but on a smaller footprint, enabling some of it to be developed.

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