I AM CHRISTOPHER LEACH THE ARTIST. I started this blog so that I can share with everyone my vast collection of transport photographs showing a personal and nostalgic view of the industry with images that span some 45 years taking in the U.K and some of Europe. I have no darkroom and so rather than being the perfectionist after tidying them up I upload the images warts and all, and even those that won't scan squarely or are scratched. In a way it adds age and character. You are all free to download these for your personal use but please remember I still own them and you are not just free to use them without prior permission for any knd of publishing. Click on images to enlarge them and if you want to see more leave your comments or visit my website for the mother-site with galleries including those Buses & Girls: PICTUREWORLD

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Long Queues at Exeter Paris Street Bus Station

I've heard that like Bretonside Bus Station in Plymouth, Exeter Paris Street has gone too. I've visited here many times and I always liked it and especially in the days when the lower coach station was properly open and one was free to roam. Stagecoach buses impress with their newness but there is not much variety in this highly standardised fleet of Alexander-Dennis Enviros.


padbus said...

Exeter bus station is still open, though the adjacent bus garage has been demolished,. The bus station is still scheduled to be demolished and the latest closure date is 28 October.

christopher said...

Thanks Padbus, I knew it's fate was pretty well made up. Was this the site of the previous bus station as well?

Padbus said...

The previous bus station (before the one in Paris Street) was in Paul Street. The site is now occupied by the Harlequins Shopping Centre.

christopher said...

Thanks, I will have to look it up and I remember the original Devon General garage which wasn't very far from here either. Exeter was a bit of a treat with an interesting Corporation and of course Greenslades.