GLASGOW’S main bus terminus is in line for refurbishment.

Operators SPT have appointed a contractor to give Buchanan Bus Station a much-needed facelift in the New Year.

The station was last refurbished in 2015, but the ground floor concourse area has remained relatively unchanged over the years.

Bosses have described the station as ‘cluttered’ and believe it’s space could be better utilised 

A report by the SPT states: “The central area of the concourse has a number of objects creating a cluttered appearance.

“As well as passengers using the bus station for onward travel, a significant proportion of pedestrians are using the station as a covered walkway between the city centre and Glasgow Caledonian University.

“Consequently, the key business requirements are to enhance the bus station users’ experience whilst maximising retail/income opportunities within the station without compromising operational requirements.”

Changes will include a single storey purpose built structure to house the left luggage lockers and security scanner, new retail units, upgraded toilets and better ticket facilities.

If given the go-ahead, work is expected to commence in January 2019 at the cost of around £578,988.