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New bus station finally finished

Bath Bus Station
Critics have attacked the new facility's modern appearance

Months of disruption have come to an end in central Bath with the completion of the city's new bus station.

Transport operator First Bus said the development, in Dorchester Street, should take some of the traffic off badly congested roads.

The £14m facility will also improve the interchange between between bus and rail services.

Construction work on the project, part of the controversial SouthGate scheme, has taken two years to complete.

Campaigners have claimed the new terminus is unsightly and a petition was raised to save Churchill House, the building which was pulled down to accommodate the new station.

Justin Davies, managing director of First Bus in the south-west, said the facility would enable his firm to run much improved services.

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