£500,000 bus-stop upgrade for York

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TRANSPORT bosses in York have announced plans for an upgrade of key bus stops in the city, costing £500,000.

City of York Council says the works will create an improved “bus interchange” area, around eight existing stops in Rougier Street and Station Road. They will also improve facilities at busy bus stop areas at Piccadily, Stonebow, Exhbition Square and the Railway Station.

A written report by Julian Ridge, a council transport manager, said six stops on Rougier Street and two on Station Road catered for a very high proportion of York’s bus passengers, including three Park&Ride routes, four of the city’s most frequent services and connecting buses to Hull, Leeds and the East Coast.

He said the cluster of stops was “the nearest thing York has to a bus station”, with the combined number of departures and arrivals comparable to that of city-centre bus stations such as Sheffield’s.

The council plans to replace the 20-year old red bus shelter on Rougier Street with a new one matching others across the city centre. New lights and artworks, which will be developed with York’s colleges and universities, will be included in the design.

There will also be CCTV cameras, new signs, information and maps for passengers and pedestrian crossings.

Coun Dave Merrett, the council’s cabinet member for transport, said: “We are transforming York’s bus network, by investing and upgrading existing stops and facilities which will improve the general look and feel city wide but also attractiveness to current and new passengers.

"Encouraging even more people to travel by bus will increase overall bus use in York and also help towards reducing congestion and improving air quality.”

The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year and the mini-interchange plan was part of the council’s bid. The council said local businesses and properties had been consulted.

The plan will be rubber-stamped by Coun Merrett next Thursday. At the same meeting, he will also approve plans for a redesign of the Museum Street bus stop, which will cost about £75,000 to £80,000 and aims to ease pedestrian flow. That work will include rearranging the adjoining wall and railings and the removal of a cherry tree whose roots are damaging the wall and drainage.

To view the proposals or for details of the meeting and how to attend, visit http://democracy.york.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=738&MId=8022

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7:11pm Wed 9 Oct 13

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

***To view the proposals or for details of the meeting and how to attend***
***The plan will be rubber-stamped by Coun Merrett next Thursday.***

Says enough, rubber stamped next Thursday, why bother looking at the detail or turning up to the meeting.
***To view the proposals or for details of the meeting and how to attend*** ***The plan will be rubber-stamped by Coun Merrett next Thursday.*** Says enough, rubber stamped next Thursday, why bother looking at the detail or turning up to the meeting. YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: 52

8:04pm Wed 9 Oct 13

Woody G Mellor says...

Coun Dave Merrett, the council’s cabinet member for transport, said: “Blah blah blah. We will do as we please. Blah blah blah".
Coun Dave Merrett, the council’s cabinet member for transport, said: “Blah blah blah. We will do as we please. Blah blah blah". Woody G Mellor
  • Score: 46

8:23pm Wed 9 Oct 13

PinzaC55 says...

You read it here folks.....£80,000 for a bus stop. Only in York could this be anything but an April Fool joke.
You read it here folks.....£80,000 for a bus stop. Only in York could this be anything but an April Fool joke. PinzaC55
  • Score: 48

8:42pm Wed 9 Oct 13

bolero says...

When
When bolero
  • Score: -10

8:43pm Wed 9 Oct 13

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

Interesting footage and well worth a look, evidential information.

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Interesting footage and well worth a look, evidential information. http://www.youtube.c om/watch?v=_DeFXCXda HA YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: 4

8:51pm Wed 9 Oct 13

bolero says...

When are we going to be rid of this time wasting, money wasting excuse for a Councillor? Why doesn't he catch a bus to a far away place?. A bus stop is simply a place where a bus stops to drop off and pick up passengers and requires a simple pole marked `bus stop` to indicate its existence without the outrageous expense that this (mind your language) is proposing. I don't care from which pot the money is supposedly coming from but at the end of the day it is taxpayers money and this is not the best or most sensible way to spend it.
When are we going to be rid of this time wasting, money wasting excuse for a Councillor? Why doesn't he catch a bus to a far away place?. A bus stop is simply a place where a bus stops to drop off and pick up passengers and requires a simple pole marked `bus stop` to indicate its existence without the outrageous expense that this (mind your language) is proposing. I don't care from which pot the money is supposedly coming from but at the end of the day it is taxpayers money and this is not the best or most sensible way to spend it. bolero
  • Score: 41

8:58pm Wed 9 Oct 13

postie28 says...

will they also be putting a stop to the farcical situations on rougier st where buses stop in middle of road , let passengers off and then pull away before anybody has a chance to get on because 3 out of service buses are taking all the spaces up awaiting drivers ?
will they also be putting a stop to the farcical situations on rougier st where buses stop in middle of road , let passengers off and then pull away before anybody has a chance to get on because 3 out of service buses are taking all the spaces up awaiting drivers ? postie28
  • Score: 28

9:48pm Wed 9 Oct 13

level-headed says...

The drunks will love the new Rougier Street al fresco kebab dining areas / sick bays.........
The drunks will love the new Rougier Street al fresco kebab dining areas / sick bays......... level-headed
  • Score: 23

9:52pm Wed 9 Oct 13

level-headed says...

"Encouraging even more people to travel by bus will increase overall bus use in York and also help towards reducing congestion and improving air quality.”

How is it going to increase bus use??

"That's it Beryl - I'm flogging the car! Those lovely new bus stops in town are drawing me in".......

:-D
"Encouraging even more people to travel by bus will increase overall bus use in York and also help towards reducing congestion and improving air quality.” How is it going to increase bus use?? "That's it Beryl - I'm flogging the car! Those lovely new bus stops in town are drawing me in"....... :-D level-headed
  • Score: 30

10:34pm Wed 9 Oct 13

tweedwarrior says...

Err.. isn't this a good story? The shelter at Rougier Street is horrible. Let's hope the new one is pigeon proof!
Err.. isn't this a good story? The shelter at Rougier Street is horrible. Let's hope the new one is pigeon proof! tweedwarrior
  • Score: 15

11:29pm Wed 9 Oct 13

PinzaC55 says...

tweedwarrior wrote:
Err.. isn't this a good story? The shelter at Rougier Street is horrible. Let's hope the new one is pigeon proof!
The shelter in Rougier Street needs to be painted and possibly the glass removed on the road side plus a permanent solution to the bird problem. But what it really needs is a cleaning regime where it is thoroughly cleaned with a powerjet every week and a normal clean at least once a day.
Simply replacing it with a newer one will do nothing to stop it being the squalid mess it is now.
[quote][p][bold]tweedwarrior[/bold] wrote: Err.. isn't this a good story? The shelter at Rougier Street is horrible. Let's hope the new one is pigeon proof![/p][/quote]The shelter in Rougier Street needs to be painted and possibly the glass removed on the road side plus a permanent solution to the bird problem. But what it really needs is a cleaning regime where it is thoroughly cleaned with a powerjet every week and a normal clean at least once a day. Simply replacing it with a newer one will do nothing to stop it being the squalid mess it is now. PinzaC55
  • Score: 28

12:04am Thu 10 Oct 13

Happy Chappie says...

What a waste of tax payers money.
What a waste of tax payers money. Happy Chappie
  • Score: 5

12:09am Thu 10 Oct 13

Osoman123 says...

Could we have buses that run on time pretty please? I don't care where I wait. I'll wait in the gutter if my bus ran on time - apologies for not being a student.
Could we have buses that run on time pretty please? I don't care where I wait. I'll wait in the gutter if my bus ran on time - apologies for not being a student. Osoman123
  • Score: 14

3:34am Thu 10 Oct 13

Oncebitten says...

I'm more concerned that in this present climate where money is tight across the board that we have a "Better Bus Area Fund" that the money can come from, awarded to the council last year by Department for Transport.....I want to know what muppets in central government think this is a useful way to spend our money,.

So please, usual suspects, when you want a moan about money being spent in York, take your blinkers off and see the wider picture!
I'm more concerned that in this present climate where money is tight across the board that we have a "Better Bus Area Fund" that the money can come from, awarded to the council last year by Department for Transport.....I want to know what muppets in central government think this is a useful way to spend our money,. So please, usual suspects, when you want a moan about money being spent in York, take your blinkers off and see the wider picture! Oncebitten
  • Score: 3

4:13am Thu 10 Oct 13

Magicman! says...

tweedwarrior wrote:
Err.. isn't this a good story? The shelter at Rougier Street is horrible. Let's hope the new one is pigeon proof!
You never know, they might even fix the departure information screen that is currently just flashing white on and off all the time.

Worth noting by the rail station and on station rise there are stanctions in for more 'realtime' departure information displays... I put 'realtime' in quotes simply because normally the system just relays timetable information.
[quote][p][bold]tweedwarrior[/bold] wrote: Err.. isn't this a good story? The shelter at Rougier Street is horrible. Let's hope the new one is pigeon proof![/p][/quote]You never know, they might even fix the departure information screen that is currently just flashing white on and off all the time. Worth noting by the rail station and on station rise there are stanctions in for more 'realtime' departure information displays... I put 'realtime' in quotes simply because normally the system just relays timetable information. Magicman!
  • Score: 7

4:16am Thu 10 Oct 13

Magicman! says...

It's also worth noting that York has been granted funding AGAIN from government for a further 7 brand new 'green' buses and a UK-first pilot scheme to convert one of the current diesel buses to become a fully-electric bus.
I reckon the 7 new buses in question will be Hybrid single deckers of the same type as the silver one that was being used on service 6 over a few weeks in the summer....

https://www.gov.uk/g
overnment/news/green
-buses-to-get-more-f
unding
It's also worth noting that York has been granted funding AGAIN from government for a further 7 brand new 'green' buses and a UK-first pilot scheme to convert one of the current diesel buses to become a fully-electric bus. I reckon the 7 new buses in question will be Hybrid single deckers of the same type as the silver one that was being used on service 6 over a few weeks in the summer.... https://www.gov.uk/g overnment/news/green -buses-to-get-more-f unding Magicman!
  • Score: 4

7:25am Thu 10 Oct 13

Filofact! says...

Interesting reference to Sheffield where there is a brilliant interchange serving the railway station and BUS STATION!
When oh when will York ever get a Bus Station?!
Interesting reference to Sheffield where there is a brilliant interchange serving the railway station and BUS STATION! When oh when will York ever get a Bus Station?! Filofact!
  • Score: 3

8:43am Thu 10 Oct 13

roskoboskovic says...

can we have the bus stop lay byes reinstated please so that stationary buses don t hold up traffic.can someone stagger the bus stops on university road so that the buses don t totally block the road.can the council force the city tour companies to replace their decrepit vehicles that will only do 5 miles an hour whilst belching out black smoke.thank you
can we have the bus stop lay byes reinstated please so that stationary buses don t hold up traffic.can someone stagger the bus stops on university road so that the buses don t totally block the road.can the council force the city tour companies to replace their decrepit vehicles that will only do 5 miles an hour whilst belching out black smoke.thank you roskoboskovic
  • Score: 11

9:18am Thu 10 Oct 13

pedalling paul says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
can we have the bus stop lay byes reinstated please so that stationary buses don t hold up traffic.can someone stagger the bus stops on university road so that the buses don t totally block the road.can the council force the city tour companies to replace their decrepit vehicles that will only do 5 miles an hour whilst belching out black smoke.thank you
Buses are part of the "traffic" and are much more efficient users of road capacity. If each bus passenger was magicked into a single occupancy car, you really would see some congestion. Put them all on bikes, and spot the difference again.
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: can we have the bus stop lay byes reinstated please so that stationary buses don t hold up traffic.can someone stagger the bus stops on university road so that the buses don t totally block the road.can the council force the city tour companies to replace their decrepit vehicles that will only do 5 miles an hour whilst belching out black smoke.thank you[/p][/quote]Buses are part of the "traffic" and are much more efficient users of road capacity. If each bus passenger was magicked into a single occupancy car, you really would see some congestion. Put them all on bikes, and spot the difference again. pedalling paul
  • Score: -33

9:18am Thu 10 Oct 13

pedalling paul says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
can we have the bus stop lay byes reinstated please so that stationary buses don t hold up traffic.can someone stagger the bus stops on university road so that the buses don t totally block the road.can the council force the city tour companies to replace their decrepit vehicles that will only do 5 miles an hour whilst belching out black smoke.thank you
Buses are part of the "traffic" and are much more efficient users of road capacity. If each bus passenger was magicked into a single occupancy car, you really would see some congestion. Put them all on bikes, and spot the difference again.
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: can we have the bus stop lay byes reinstated please so that stationary buses don t hold up traffic.can someone stagger the bus stops on university road so that the buses don t totally block the road.can the council force the city tour companies to replace their decrepit vehicles that will only do 5 miles an hour whilst belching out black smoke.thank you[/p][/quote]Buses are part of the "traffic" and are much more efficient users of road capacity. If each bus passenger was magicked into a single occupancy car, you really would see some congestion. Put them all on bikes, and spot the difference again. pedalling paul
  • Score: -38

9:48am Thu 10 Oct 13

JHardacre says...

Filofact! wrote:
Interesting reference to Sheffield where there is a brilliant interchange serving the railway station and BUS STATION!
When oh when will York ever get a Bus Station?!
Bradford too. Although it's a much sorrier state than when first built.
[quote][p][bold]Filofact![/bold] wrote: Interesting reference to Sheffield where there is a brilliant interchange serving the railway station and BUS STATION! When oh when will York ever get a Bus Station?![/p][/quote]Bradford too. Although it's a much sorrier state than when first built. JHardacre
  • Score: 4

9:49am Thu 10 Oct 13

BL2 says...

what a disgusting waste of money that could be far better used improving the roads that the buses travel along and sometimes damage (see University Road)!
what a disgusting waste of money that could be far better used improving the roads that the buses travel along and sometimes damage (see University Road)! BL2
  • Score: 2

10:00am Thu 10 Oct 13

Rankled says...

Filofact! wrote:
Interesting reference to Sheffield where there is a brilliant interchange serving the railway station and BUS STATION!
When oh when will York ever get a Bus Station?!
Probably in the not too distant future if DM gets his way.

http://www.yorkpress
.co.uk/news/9910775.
Proposal_to_demolish
_city_centre_bridge_
backed_by_tourism_an
d_transport_chiefs/
[quote][p][bold]Filofact![/bold] wrote: Interesting reference to Sheffield where there is a brilliant interchange serving the railway station and BUS STATION! When oh when will York ever get a Bus Station?![/p][/quote]Probably in the not too distant future if DM gets his way. http://www.yorkpress .co.uk/news/9910775. Proposal_to_demolish _city_centre_bridge_ backed_by_tourism_an d_transport_chiefs/ Rankled
  • Score: 2

12:45pm Thu 10 Oct 13

bloodaxe says...

The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year and the mini-interchange plan was part of the council’s bid. The council said local businesses and properties had been consulted.

So why blame the council ?
The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year and the mini-interchange plan was part of the council’s bid. The council said local businesses and properties had been consulted. So why blame the council ? bloodaxe
  • Score: -6

12:49pm Thu 10 Oct 13

bloodaxe says...

bolero wrote:
When are we going to be rid of this time wasting, money wasting excuse for a Councillor? Why doesn't he catch a bus to a far away place?. A bus stop is simply a place where a bus stops to drop off and pick up passengers and requires a simple pole marked `bus stop` to indicate its existence without the outrageous expense that this (mind your language) is proposing. I don't care from which pot the money is supposedly coming from but at the end of the day it is taxpayers money and this is not the best or most sensible way to spend it.
The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year ....
[quote][p][bold]bolero[/bold] wrote: When are we going to be rid of this time wasting, money wasting excuse for a Councillor? Why doesn't he catch a bus to a far away place?. A bus stop is simply a place where a bus stops to drop off and pick up passengers and requires a simple pole marked `bus stop` to indicate its existence without the outrageous expense that this (mind your language) is proposing. I don't care from which pot the money is supposedly coming from but at the end of the day it is taxpayers money and this is not the best or most sensible way to spend it.[/p][/quote]The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year .... bloodaxe
  • Score: -8

12:51pm Thu 10 Oct 13

bloodaxe says...

PinzaC55 wrote:
You read it here folks.....£80,000 for a bus stop. Only in York could this be anything but an April Fool joke.
The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year ...
[quote][p][bold]PinzaC55[/bold] wrote: You read it here folks.....£80,000 for a bus stop. Only in York could this be anything but an April Fool joke.[/p][/quote]The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year ... bloodaxe
  • Score: -8

12:56pm Thu 10 Oct 13

AlwaySwilby says...

JHardacre wrote:
Filofact! wrote:
Interesting reference to Sheffield where there is a brilliant interchange serving the railway station and BUS STATION!
When oh when will York ever get a Bus Station?!
Bradford too. Although it's a much sorrier state than when first built.
And Hull and Leeds
[quote][p][bold]JHardacre[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Filofact![/bold] wrote: Interesting reference to Sheffield where there is a brilliant interchange serving the railway station and BUS STATION! When oh when will York ever get a Bus Station?![/p][/quote]Bradford too. Although it's a much sorrier state than when first built.[/p][/quote]And Hull and Leeds AlwaySwilby
  • Score: 1

1:05pm Thu 10 Oct 13

sukh says...

Rougier Street as a bus station is a joke.
Rougier Street as a bus station is a joke. sukh
  • Score: 5

1:07pm Thu 10 Oct 13

bolero says...

bloodaxe wrote:
bolero wrote:
When are we going to be rid of this time wasting, money wasting excuse for a Councillor? Why doesn't he catch a bus to a far away place?. A bus stop is simply a place where a bus stops to drop off and pick up passengers and requires a simple pole marked `bus stop` to indicate its existence without the outrageous expense that this (mind your language) is proposing. I don't care from which pot the money is supposedly coming from but at the end of the day it is taxpayers money and this is not the best or most sensible way to spend it.
The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year ....
So is this not taxpayers' money or has the fairy godmother visited? Or perhaps you don't care.
[quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bolero[/bold] wrote: When are we going to be rid of this time wasting, money wasting excuse for a Councillor? Why doesn't he catch a bus to a far away place?. A bus stop is simply a place where a bus stops to drop off and pick up passengers and requires a simple pole marked `bus stop` to indicate its existence without the outrageous expense that this (mind your language) is proposing. I don't care from which pot the money is supposedly coming from but at the end of the day it is taxpayers money and this is not the best or most sensible way to spend it.[/p][/quote]The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year ....[/p][/quote]So is this not taxpayers' money or has the fairy godmother visited? Or perhaps you don't care. bolero
  • Score: 4

1:22pm Thu 10 Oct 13

meme says...

I'm speechless...If we have £500000 why cannot it be spent on essential items not making bus shelters better>
What is wrong with our Council? Can they not see it wont make a jot of difference as to who travels on busses and there must be more pressing targets to waste HALF A MILLION POUNDS on
I'm speechless...If we have £500000 why cannot it be spent on essential items not making bus shelters better> What is wrong with our Council? Can they not see it wont make a jot of difference as to who travels on busses and there must be more pressing targets to waste HALF A MILLION POUNDS on meme
  • Score: 5

1:31pm Thu 10 Oct 13

Ousetunes says...

£500,000?

How many Lendal Bridge fines is that?
£500,000? How many Lendal Bridge fines is that? Ousetunes
  • Score: 5

3:48pm Thu 10 Oct 13

PinzaC55 says...

bloodaxe wrote:
PinzaC55 wrote:
You read it here folks.....£80,000 for a bus stop. Only in York could this be anything but an April Fool joke.
The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year ...
I see. So following your rationale if the council spent £4 million on a litter bin it wouldn't be a waste of money as long as it came from the taxpayer via central government?
[quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]PinzaC55[/bold] wrote: You read it here folks.....£80,000 for a bus stop. Only in York could this be anything but an April Fool joke.[/p][/quote]The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year ...[/p][/quote]I see. So following your rationale if the council spent £4 million on a litter bin it wouldn't be a waste of money as long as it came from the taxpayer via central government? PinzaC55
  • Score: 3

5:17pm Thu 10 Oct 13

pbrowne2009@live.co.uk says...

roll on the elections.

If anyone has a pet monkey, let me know as I'll be voting for the monkey to do a better job than this stupid council.
roll on the elections. If anyone has a pet monkey, let me know as I'll be voting for the monkey to do a better job than this stupid council. pbrowne2009@live.co.uk
  • Score: 2

6:42pm Thu 10 Oct 13

bolero says...

pbrowne2009@live.co.
uk
wrote:
roll on the elections.

If anyone has a pet monkey, let me know as I'll be voting for the monkey to do a better job than this stupid council.
That's an insult to a monkey.
[quote][p][bold]pbrowne2009@live.co. uk[/bold] wrote: roll on the elections. If anyone has a pet monkey, let me know as I'll be voting for the monkey to do a better job than this stupid council.[/p][/quote]That's an insult to a monkey. bolero
  • Score: -1

10:59pm Thu 10 Oct 13

missbouquet says...

If you are building new bus shelters, can you please put a very long one in st leonards place, opposite theatre royal, as there is always a very long queue of rain soaked people waiting for buses, and looking very forlorn, having waited quite some time for one. Im sure this would be much appreciated.
If you are building new bus shelters, can you please put a very long one in st leonards place, opposite theatre royal, as there is always a very long queue of rain soaked people waiting for buses, and looking very forlorn, having waited quite some time for one. Im sure this would be much appreciated. missbouquet
  • Score: 2

11:16pm Thu 10 Oct 13

PinzaC55 says...

missbouquet wrote:
If you are building new bus shelters, can you please put a very long one in st leonards place, opposite theatre royal, as there is always a very long queue of rain soaked people waiting for buses, and looking very forlorn, having waited quite some time for one. Im sure this would be much appreciated.
What , outside the new multi million pound hotel? Whatever would the guests think? I think you'll find those stops will end up moved out of the way......maybe thats part of the plan.
[quote][p][bold]missbouquet[/bold] wrote: If you are building new bus shelters, can you please put a very long one in st leonards place, opposite theatre royal, as there is always a very long queue of rain soaked people waiting for buses, and looking very forlorn, having waited quite some time for one. Im sure this would be much appreciated.[/p][/quote]What , outside the new multi million pound hotel? Whatever would the guests think? I think you'll find those stops will end up moved out of the way......maybe thats part of the plan. PinzaC55
  • Score: 3

12:28am Fri 11 Oct 13

missbouquet says...

Another hotel? We'll soon be known as the city with more hotels per square mile, as well as most pubs per square mile!, (if where not already).
Another hotel? We'll soon be known as the city with more hotels per square mile, as well as most pubs per square mile!, (if where not already). missbouquet
  • Score: 2

11:43am Fri 11 Oct 13

Oncebitten says...

bloodaxe wrote:
The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year and the mini-interchange plan was part of the council’s bid. The council said local businesses and properties had been consulted.

So why blame the council ?
I already mentioned this to...but it seems the usual muppet suspects don't understand that this money is ring fenced for this project and this alone.
So just to make this clear ...IT CANT be used for nay other project.
and most like to have their whinge and moan about anything that might drag York into the 21st century .
[quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year and the mini-interchange plan was part of the council’s bid. The council said local businesses and properties had been consulted. So why blame the council ?[/p][/quote]I already mentioned this to...but it seems the usual muppet suspects don't understand that this money is ring fenced for this project and this alone. So just to make this clear ...IT CANT be used for nay other project. and most like to have their whinge and moan about anything that might drag York into the 21st century . Oncebitten
  • Score: -1

12:29pm Fri 11 Oct 13

bolero says...

Oncebitten wrote:
bloodaxe wrote:
The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year and the mini-interchange plan was part of the council’s bid. The council said local businesses and properties had been consulted.

So why blame the council ?
I already mentioned this to...but it seems the usual muppet suspects don't understand that this money is ring fenced for this project and this alone.
So just to make this clear ...IT CANT be used for nay other project.
and most like to have their whinge and moan about anything that might drag York into the 21st century .
How are new bus stops going to drag York into the 21st century?
[quote][p][bold]Oncebitten[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year and the mini-interchange plan was part of the council’s bid. The council said local businesses and properties had been consulted. So why blame the council ?[/p][/quote]I already mentioned this to...but it seems the usual muppet suspects don't understand that this money is ring fenced for this project and this alone. So just to make this clear ...IT CANT be used for nay other project. and most like to have their whinge and moan about anything that might drag York into the 21st century .[/p][/quote]How are new bus stops going to drag York into the 21st century? bolero
  • Score: 3

5:43pm Fri 11 Oct 13

PinzaC55 says...

bolero wrote:
Oncebitten wrote:
bloodaxe wrote:
The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year and the mini-interchange plan was part of the council’s bid. The council said local businesses and properties had been consulted.

So why blame the council ?
I already mentioned this to...but it seems the usual muppet suspects don't understand that this money is ring fenced for this project and this alone.
So just to make this clear ...IT CANT be used for nay other project.
and most like to have their whinge and moan about anything that might drag York into the 21st century .
How are new bus stops going to drag York into the 21st century?
Weren't the FTR's supposed to do that?
[quote][p][bold]bolero[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Oncebitten[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bloodaxe[/bold] wrote: The money for the project comes from the £3.5 million Better Bus Area Fund awarded to the council by the Department for Transport last year and the mini-interchange plan was part of the council’s bid. The council said local businesses and properties had been consulted. So why blame the council ?[/p][/quote]I already mentioned this to...but it seems the usual muppet suspects don't understand that this money is ring fenced for this project and this alone. So just to make this clear ...IT CANT be used for nay other project. and most like to have their whinge and moan about anything that might drag York into the 21st century .[/p][/quote]How are new bus stops going to drag York into the 21st century?[/p][/quote]Weren't the FTR's supposed to do that? PinzaC55
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4:00am Sat 12 Oct 13

Magicman! says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
can we have the bus stop lay byes reinstated please so that stationary buses don t hold up traffic.can someone stagger the bus stops on university road so that the buses don t totally block the road.can the council force the city tour companies to replace their decrepit vehicles that will only do 5 miles an hour whilst belching out black smoke.thank you
Bus stops used to be in laybys, but do you know what happened? every time a bus would indicate to pull out, the cars would continue to stream by, not one of them letting the bus pull out... "I don't want to be behind a bus as my journey is many times more important than the ~20-30 people on that bus's journeys are"... some buses would be waiting for 5 minutes at a layby trying to pull out, you then add up how many layby stops there might have been on a route and you end up with a bus running half an hour later than timetabled - or more.
So the laybys were removed and replaced with inline bus stops, effectively forcing cars to acknoweledge the bus and allow it to continue its journey. Car drivers might not like it, but they caused the situation in the first place by not showing courtesy to others.
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: can we have the bus stop lay byes reinstated please so that stationary buses don t hold up traffic.can someone stagger the bus stops on university road so that the buses don t totally block the road.can the council force the city tour companies to replace their decrepit vehicles that will only do 5 miles an hour whilst belching out black smoke.thank you[/p][/quote]Bus stops used to be in laybys, but do you know what happened? every time a bus would indicate to pull out, the cars would continue to stream by, not one of them letting the bus pull out... "I don't want to be behind a bus as my journey is many times more important than the ~20-30 people on that bus's journeys are"... some buses would be waiting for 5 minutes at a layby trying to pull out, you then add up how many layby stops there might have been on a route and you end up with a bus running half an hour later than timetabled - or more. So the laybys were removed and replaced with inline bus stops, effectively forcing cars to acknoweledge the bus and allow it to continue its journey. Car drivers might not like it, but they caused the situation in the first place by not showing courtesy to others. Magicman!
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11:41pm Sun 13 Oct 13

greenmonkey says...

How about a free city centre bus service like in Bradford and Sheffield? Now that would be something to celebrate!
How about a free city centre bus service like in Bradford and Sheffield? Now that would be something to celebrate! greenmonkey
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