A bus station is a structure where city or intercity buses stop to pick up and drop off passengers. It is larger than a bus stop, which is usually simply a place on the roadside, where buses can stop. It may be intended as a terminal station for a number of routes, or as a transfer station where the routes continue. The largest underground bus station in Europe is Kamppi Centre of Helsinki, Finland completed in 2006. The terminal cost 100 million Euro to complete and took 3 years to design and build. Today, the bus terminal, which covers 25,000 square meters, is the busiest bus terminal in Finland. Every day, the terminal has around 700 bus departures, transporting some 170,000 passengers. Bus station platforms may be assigned to fixed bus lines, or variable in combination with a dynamic passenger information system. The latter requires fewer platforms, but does not supply the passenger the comfort of knowing the platform well in advance and waiting there.
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... St Margaret's Bus Station is located on Gravel Street to the north of Leicester City Centre, England ... The bus station was built in 1985 and at the time was a state-of-the-art arrival and departure point in the city ... Although considered one of the best stations in the country Leicester City Council set about a programme of refurbishment in 2006 ...
... This is a list of bus stations in Wales in order of size ... Bus station Location Number of stands Primary Destinations Cardiff Central bus station Cardiff city centre (under redevelopment) City districts South Wales Valleys Vale of Glamorgan London Birmingham ...
... The Edinburgh Bus Station (formerly called St Andrew Square Bus Station), located to the east of the square, is served by long-distance bus services such as ... The square is to acquire a tram station in (approximately) 2014 when the new Edinburgh Trams are expected to come into operation ... This will be the nearest stop to Edinburgh Waverley railway station and Edinburgh bus station ...
... There are direct bus services from Gandhipuram, Coimbatore Junction, Coimbatore International Airport ... TNSTC Bus services to this village from Coimbatore city ... All Anaikatty buses 11A 11B 11E 34 ... Bus Stations Gandhipuram bus station 16 km from this place ...
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