The new coach station is now open, although predictably there have been a few teething problems
It has been open for less than a day, and already Plymouth's new £4million coach station has malfunctioned. As two coaches left the Mayflower Street facility at 10am on Thursday, the gate failed to open – and members of staff had to step in to push it open manually. But the problems did not end there, as once the coach got through the gate it caused traffic to build up in Mayflower Street, with an in-coming coach forced to reverse back on to the road in order to let the first vehicle out. One man, from Plymstock, said he was so fed up of queuing to get into the station in order to buy tickets that he gave up and went to the railway station instead.
Councillor Steve Rickets, cabinet member for transport said: "Unfortunately this morning the gates to the new coach station got stuck for a couple minutes. "The contractors are currently on site sorting out the problem and I'm pleased to say that no one's journey has been delayed.
"It's disappointing we had this issue on the first day but sometimes technology does fail us."
Hopefully any teething issues will be quickly sorted and things will settle down. I personally dont have a problem with the location of the site, but I do wish the canopies have been designed by someone who understands how wind and rain work and gone for something that actually provided shelter from the elements rather than just looks nice.