I used to love it down there. It reminded me of some dark dystopian "80's futurescape" that I could only catch glimpses of, sort of like a transport hub from Total Recall or some other 80's film. For some reason I always liked going into bainbridges from the bus station, at christmas they used to keep the decorations down there by the exit to the bus station. I loved that place even though I never got a bus from or to it!
Great description! I guess regular users will be glad to see the back of it. My overriding memory of the place is the smell of wee!
by them photos bring back memories i had moved down south and moved back up to newcastle and it was gone use to get the 76 to ponteland form in there
I bet you don't miss the smell! :)
My memory is similar to Stuart's: loved the place. It did smell of wee a bit, but also lovely diesel fumes! Can't get used to new, smaller, lighter Eldon Sq Bus Station but I suppose it is progressive and objectively better. But I'll keep my sentimental 'concourse' :)
My Dad dosed off in the old bus station for 3 or 5 hours solid with 3 or 5 bags of shopping. Nothing was taken oddly enough. I also went 2 a café in there with my Mam and saw the disgusting untrustworthy superloos. Never used them
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