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#1 28-10-14 08:53:38

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Driving test centre relocations


This note is to inform you that DVSA will shortly be announcing the relocation of 18 driving test centres to nearby former-VOSA testing stations.
This follows the merger of DSA and VOSA to form DVSA, and will help to keep test fees to a minimum by making sure we continue to provide services cost effectively. The moves are expected to save £290,000 a year in rent and associated costs.
Plans to consolidate driving tests and lorry, bus and coach vehicle testing at 20 sites were announced in DVSA’s business plan for 2014-15. Two driving test centres (Silverstone and Sheffield) have already relocated to nearby former-VOSA sites.
We expect the remaining 18 moves to happen sometime between mid-January to March. The waiting rooms at the former-VOSA sites will be refurbished before the moves take place. Customer toilets will be available at all the new sites.
The agency will issue DVSA Direct email alerts to customers in the 18 areas informing them that their driving test centre is moving.
The table below lists the 18 driving test centres affected and the location of the replacement site, along with the distance between the two.

Location of current driving test centre     Location of replacement site                     Distance (miles)
Aberdeen Balgownie                                             Aberdeen                                   1.9
Bathgate                                                              Livingston                             5.7
Cannock                                           Wolverhampton / Featherstone                   7.8
Chelmsford                                                          Chelmsford                                  2.1
Derby                                                          Sinfin    Derby                           2.4
Gillingham                                                              Gillingham                                      0
Glasgow Springburn                                             Bishopsbriggs                            3.6
Grantham                                                              Grantham                                 2.3
Grimsby                                                                Grimsby                               0.2
Hastings                                                              Ore                                      3.7
Leicester Gipsy Lane                                             Leicester                                     1.4
Leighton Buzzard                                              Leighton Buzzard                            1.5
Longbenton                                                      Gosforth                                     3.5
Montrose                                                              Montrose                                   2.6
Newbury                                                           Newbury                                    2.8
Perth                                                                    Perth                                    1.9
Salisbury                                                            Salisbury                                 2.1
Wick                                                                    Wick                                            0.1


28-10-14 08:53:38

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Re: Driving test centre relocations

#2 28-10-14 12:01:03

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Re: Driving test centre relocations

Oh dear, that will affect me with Glasgow Springburn moving to Bishopbriggs. Putting it in the worst place possible to save a few quid seems to be a continuing theme with the DVSA.


#3 28-10-14 19:59:45

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Re: Driving test centre relocations

I'm surprised that it's taken so long for this - I clearly saw the reorganisation happening through a Sheffield perspective.  As is said above, one of our TC's relocated back in July 2013!

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