Bus stop improvements

New bus stop layout (large version)

Work will start on Monday 28 March to reorganise and improve the bus stops in the area of King George III Statue.

Improvement work includes: 

  • Building out pavements to create more space
  • Installing raised kerbs along full length of bus stop markings to ensure ease of access onto buses
  • Pedestrian crossing width reduced to make crossing easier
  • Removing some of existing kerb to ensure buses can pull into stop without obstructing traffic
  • Installing seven new modern bus shelters
  • Preparing electricity connections for real time information displays

It will take around ten weeks to complete the work. Bus stops on the beach side of the statue will be improved first and work will then switch to the shop side.

Read the press release.

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7 Responses to “Bus stop improvements”

  1. Stuart Morris Says:

    Where are all the real-time car park information signs around the town to be sited?

    • Weymouth Transport Package Says:

      Hi Stuart,

      There are five strategic car park guidance signs planned for Weymouth.

      One on Granby Way, one on Swannery Bridge, one on King Street, one on the relief road and one on Commercial Road.

      These will be complemented with real time ‘flag’ signs at the relevant car parks: Swannery, Park Street, Melcombe Regis, Harbourside, the multi-storey and Cosens Quay.

  2. Stuart Morris Says:

    Thanks.
    I’m a little puzzled about King Street as it will no longer be a primary access into the town.
    As you know a good proportion of the car park users come from south of the Centre. I presume the Swannery Bridge one will cater for those.

  3. Keith E Forster Says:

    The majority of residents in West Dorset have cars and therefore no requirements for the diesel sucking, dirty, filthy pollution machines that are buses which usually have merely 1 or 2 passengers on at a time anyway. Quite clearly there isn’t a demand for buses, so rather than spend all the money improving something that lets be fair isn’t required, why don’t they concentrate on other areas of the project such as helping to improve traffic congestion around the area and make it more practical for cars and vans etc. I’m sure these opinions are not just echoed by myself, but by a vast majority that feel most buses (most being the key word) are running pointless services, which taxi’s could do much more beneficial to the environment

  4. Paul Says:

    Oh great – that’s more free parking disappearing from the town centre. Only a few places left. I’m sure it won’t be long before they’re gone as well.

  5. Ms A Macdonald Says:

    As on 15th July 2011 just where, at the statue, is the bus stop for Littlemoor via Dorchester road and where is the information?

    • Weymouth Transport Package Says:

      Hi Ms A Macdonald,

      During the improvements to the bus stops at King Statue we are working with the bus operators to provide information on where services stop. There are temporary stops that provide information displays to show where each stop is located. This information if provided by First Group who can be contacted on 0870 0106 022 if you require any further information.

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