Out & about in Bedford ~ bus station redevelopment

For our latest Out & about photo special our regular correspondent David Bell shares a selection of photographs from his recent visit to Bedford where a much needed redevelopment of the towns bus station is currently taking place...

Bedford 3 (c) David Bell
Under construction - a view of building work taking place at Bedford bus station.

David reports: "Work to replace Bedford bus station started on 27th January. None of the old reverse-out bays are now in use though buses are still laying over in the bus station and some services are running through it. Other services are starting on the bays which were outside the main concourse and used by some services and taxis whilst some departures have been relocated to nearby River Street. The new bus station is scheduled to open some time this year. Note the Peterborough-based bus being used on a Bedford local service and also that Uno now run into Bedford on a service to Milton Keynes via Cranfield University.

Bedford 2 (c) David Bell
Our first photo in this selection shows Stagecoach Alexander Dennis Enviro400 AE11 FUG, adorned with Bedfordbus branding and working on the 1 to Kempston © David Bell.

Bedford 1 (c) David Bell
Up next is one of Uno's smart Mercedes Benz Citaros seen working on the C1 to Milton Keynes © David Bell.
Bedford 2 (c) David Bell Bedford 3 (c) David Bell
Here we have a duo of Stagecoach single deckers, on the left is new addition to the fleet Alexander Dennis Enviro200 SN63 KFP working on park & ride services, whilst on the right is Peterborough Citi branded (presumably on loan to Bedford) Alexander Dennis Pointer Dart GX04 EYS © David Bell.

Bedford 3 (c) David Bell
The penultimate photo in this post features Volvo Olympian S757 DRP, one of Stagecoach's Biggleswade & District liveried school buses © David Bell.

Bedford 1 (c) David Bell
We finish this post with Grant Palmer Alexander Dennis Enviro200 YX12 DHJ, pictured working on service 44 to Clophill © David Bell.

Look out for another Out & about feature - coming soon!