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Aarhus' bus terminal is 'at risk of collapsing'

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Aarhus' bus terminal is 'at risk of collapsing'
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10:54 CET+01:00
Several areas of the 60-year-old bus terminal in the centre of Aarhus are unsafe, according to local transport operator Midttrafik.

Large parts of the bus terminal, Aarhus Rutebilstation, are at risk of collapsing, Midttrafik said in a statement released early on Wednesday.

The city’s municipality has identified areas of the terminal’s where a concrete level above a parking lot is at risk of collapse. Large areas of the bus station have therefore been evacuated and closed, the statement read.

Buses which normally depart from the terminal have been moved to temporary stands.

Staff will be present at the terminal on Wednesday to help passengers find relocated bus stands, Midttrafik wrote.

“[Consultancy contractor] Orbicon’s conclusion is that it is not reasonable to use the areas underneath or above (the car park), as the possibility of the concrete level collapsing cannot be excluded,” Midttrafik said.

The station is located a few hundred metres from the city’s central rail station close to the harbour. It was opened in 1954.

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