Market Square once served as Lancaster’s Bus station. The first buses were Battery-powered and took the munitions workers from Market Square to the Caton Road Munitions Works in 1916. Soon more routes were added. The buses would charge their batteries using a booster apparatus in Market Square after each trip. The electric bus service was later replaced by petrol driven buses.
The old Market Square terminus soon proved inadequate for the cities growing needs in April 1939 a new bus station opened on Damside Street, the bus station still operates from this site today.
The Knight Bus :
“Welcome to the Knight Bus, emergency transport for the stranded witch or wizard. Just stick out your wand hand, step on board and we can take you anywhere you want to go.”