DURHAM Bus Station, closed since the end of March, reopens tomorrow as operators in the region increase the number of services.

During its two-month closure, services have used existing and temporary stops on North Road.

The reopening will aid social distancing for passengers and pedestrians using North Road as service numbers increase.

As many people are choosing to walk and cycle, however, the number of people using public transport is expected to remain low.

Passengers travelling to and from the station are reminded to follow social distancing guidance, particularly when at the station.

Carl Marshall, Durham County Council cabinet member for economic regeneration, said: “By reopening Durham Bus Station, we can ensure that safe social distancing can be followed as the county’s bus services prepare to return to their normal timetables as much as possible.

“However, the health and safety of the public while using bus services is our highest priority, and we have arranged the introduction of appropriate measures which can assist with social distancing.”

Further details are available via www.durham.gov.uk/busmap, which also gives service details.