Moving the posts

York Press: Moving the posts Moving the posts

BEFORE Christmas the bus stop posts, signs and timetables in Low Ousegate, York, were replaced with posts without timetables or bus stop signs.

I asked our local councillor last month to investigate.

Apparently, underground cables couldn’t be found. I asked again a couple of weeks ago and no response was forthcoming from the council.

We had a similar situation a few years ago when the posts disappeared. A letter in The Press came to the attention of Ann Reid and within 48 hours the jobs was done and we had new posts.

What a contrast to the current administration, but then again this isn’t an extravagant, money-wasting scheme that no one wants, so it isn’t high on the list.

Some eight weeks to put up new bus stop signs and timetables.

Shouldn’t the feasibility have been done before the old posts and timetables were taken away?

G Brian Ledger, Horseman Close, Copmanthorpe, York.

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6:26pm Mon 24 Feb 14

wallman says...

the no.6 bus stop in stonebow has changed twice with no notice given
the no.6 bus stop in stonebow has changed twice with no notice given wallman

12:35am Tue 25 Feb 14

Magicman! says...

You would have thought that they'd have scanned underground before putting the new poles in... when Amey would put in a new lamp post, they had a little hand held X-ray thing that scanned for the underground cables - so they'd be able to put the post close to the electric supply without damaging it - Whoever has been given the contract for these new bus stop posts should have done the same; but considering their vehicle was a 10-year old flatbed transit sign with signs of rust on the side and no company names at all, then probably the only equipment they had was 2 spades and some sand.
You would have thought that they'd have scanned underground before putting the new poles in... when Amey would put in a new lamp post, they had a little hand held X-ray thing that scanned for the underground cables - so they'd be able to put the post close to the electric supply without damaging it - Whoever has been given the contract for these new bus stop posts should have done the same; but considering their vehicle was a 10-year old flatbed transit sign with signs of rust on the side and no company names at all, then probably the only equipment they had was 2 spades and some sand. Magicman!

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