Until its demise in 1993, it was a hub for local and national travellers.
So whether you got the X5 to Newcastle, the 242 to Durham, or the National Express to London, you could get it all there.
And if you wanted, you could add a bacon bun into the mix while you waited.
Here are 13 reminders of the station. Get in touch with your own memories after you have had a good look through our photo selection.
1. The stand for Durham, Peterlee and Shotton
The United bus station pictured shortly before demolition work began in September 1993. Here is the stand for the 241 and 242 services going to West View, Shotton. Sherburn, Peterlee, Middlegate, Durham and Blackhall.
2. New shelters
These new-style bus shelters were brought in at the station in 1983.
3. Hartlepool's industrial heartland
An old and grainy view which shows the industry and dockland close by the bus station.
4. The old shelters
And here are the shelters in a long gone era, with factories and the railway station in the background.