New Stevenage bus interchange to open on Sunday 26 June

2 weeks ago Fri 10th Jun 2022

The new Stevenage Bus Interchange on Lytton Way is due to open its doors to the public to serve local communities and visitors on Sunday 26 June. From this date, buses will no longer depart from the existing bus station on Danestrete.

Designed by Stephen George + Partners (SGP), the bus interchange was recently awarded ‘Project of the Year’ at the Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire Construction Excellence Club Awards 2022. The awards highlight design and innovation in construction.

Construction on the new facility began in late 2020, funded by a £9.6 million Local Growth Fund Investment from the Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership. Passenger experience is a key focus, with modern facilities such as a climate-controlled waiting area with seating, passenger information boards, a fully accessible toilet and changing facilities, in addition to further unisex toilets with baby changing facilities. A café and shop will be coming soon.

Electronic passenger information boards have been installed within the interchange, providing live information on bus departure times. These will enable passengers to plan their travel and be kept informed in real-time regarding their journeys.

Visitors to the town centre will see an improved public environment with new granite planters, paving and additional seating areas, improving the walkway from the town centre to the bus interchange. This includes seating and newly landscaped areas with planted trees and wildflower meadow areas with bulbs to add colour, but also performing a vital role as part of a sustainable drainage strategy. The project has also delivered a new coach stop on Lytton Way – a new facility including a shelter, seating and an electronic information board. The new landscaped cycle and walking routes connect the railway station, coach stop and the interchange to the town centre.

The opening of the new Stevenage Bus Interchange coincides with the return of the "SB" prefix to Arriva's Stevenage town services. Therefore from 26 June town Services 1, 2, 3, 4/40, 5/50, 6, 7, 8 and 9 will be operating as SB1, SB2, SB3, SB4/SB40, SB5/SB50, SB6, SB7, SB8 and SB9 respectively. 

Please see the table below to find out from which stop each bus service will be departing from within the new interchange: 

Service 

Current bus stop

New bus stop

SB1 to Poplars A G
SB1 to Gunnels Wd Rd E N*
SB2/SB3 to St Nicholas G D
SB4/SB40 to Shephall E E
SB5/SB50 to to Shephall E E
SB6 to Shephall F F
SB7 to Great Ashby H C
SB8 to Bragbury End B H
SB9 to Poplars A G
SB8/SB9 to Symonds Green C C
SB10 to Bedwell F F
44/45 to Luton J J
55 to Letchworth C B
80 to Hitchin C A
80 to North Herts College F F
100/101 to Luton C A
301 to Lister Hospital C N*
301 to St Albans J H
378/379 to Hertford B K
383/384 to Hertford B K
386 to Bishop's Stortford J B
390 to Hertford B K
390 to St Nicholas C A
635 to Hitchin C B
635 to Hatfield J

* Please note Stop N is outside Stevenage Railway Station.