THE bus station in Stirling city centre has re-opened this week with additional safety measures in place.

The public transport hub has been closed since the coronavirus lockdown began, but work has been ongoing by Stirling Council in recent weeks to prepare the site.

It officially re-opened on Monday, July 20, following a number of changes to ensure passengers can wait for their bus safely.

Councillor Jim Thomson, convener of the Environment and Housing Committee at Stirling Council, said: “Stirling Bus Station is a key facility for so many people living and working in the city who use public transport as part of their everyday lives.

"Our priority for the re-opening has always been to ensure passengers can feel safe and confident when using the bus station and its facilities and we are pleased that we can finally re-open its doors.

“Public transport is an important element in our fight against climate change and I would encourage people to choose to travel by bus, helping reduce both their own and the city’s carbon footprint.”

A one-way system is in place to help maintain social distancing.

Face coverings must be worn when entering the building and a hand sanitising station is in place at the entrance.

The station is open between 9am and 5.30pm every day except for Sunday, when it operates between 10am and 5pm.

The café will re-open at a later date.

Toilets are accessible between 9am and 5pm and are subject to additional cleaning measures.