COLCHESTER'S new £2 million bus station will open without fanfare on Sunday.

Services will start operating from the new terminus, in Osborne Street and Stanwell Street.

But there will be no immediate ribbon-cutting or official unveiling by the authorities behind it - Colchester and Essex County councils.

Instead, a ceremony is planned for a few weeks' time.

The station has a waiting lounge, two shelters with seating and improved toilets.

Passengers can find out information from electronic timetable screens and information pods.

See today's Gazette and Essex County Standard for more.