Secretary of State to attend completion ceremony at Mansfield bus station

March 13, 2013 12:09 pm

To mark the completion of Mansfield’s new £9m bus station, a ceremony attended by Patrick McLoughlin (Secretary of State for Transport) will take place on Monday 18 March. Mansfield Bus Station 

The Secretary of State will arrive in Mansfield by train where he will be met by the Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Coun Kay Cutts; County Council Chairman Coun Carol Pepper and the Executive Mayor of Mansfield, Tony Egginton.

The guests will cross from the railway station to the new bus station via a brand-new footbridge which links the two, helping to create a transport “hub” in the town, encouraging more people to travel by public transport and playing a crucial part in the regeneration and future prosperity of the town centre.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at the entrance to the bridge and, following a tour of the new building, the Secretary of State will unveil a commemorative plaque in the main concourse area.

Among the guests at the ceremony will be pupils from the Queen Elizabeth Academy who, along with pupils from King Edward Primary School, contributed towards a time capsule which has been buried beneath the station, showing future residents of Mansfield what life was like in the early 21st century.

A Family Fun Day will take place at the bus station on Easter Saturday 30 March, giving local people their first opportunity to take a look at the new facility before it opens for business the following day.

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