IMPROVED BUS INFRASTRUCTURE ON MARSWORTH ROAD

As part of the residential development off Rushendon Furlong, the developer paid a sum of money to Bucks County Council specifically to provide two bus shelters and two real-time information panels to improve the public transport infrastructure close to Rushendon Furlong.

 

Bucks County Council have carried out two sites visits, assessed the local area/utilities/land ownerships/access to sunlight etc, drawn up proposals and obtained quotations for this work.

 

Bus Shelters

 

It is proposed to install two glass/green metalwork bus shelters, similar in style to those that exist further down Marsworth Road.

 

When travelling towards Ivinghoe, the shelter would be located on the county council verge by the existing stop at the corner of Rushendon Furlong.   When travelling towards Marsworth, a new stop would be created in the county council verge between the junctions of Rushendon Furlong and Glebe Close.   The existing stop by the Haldi will remain operational as there is a sector of the Ivinghoe/Pitstone communities who will find this valuable, but it is not possible to upgrade this location to house a shelter.

 

Full engineering details still need to be established for both sites and Bucks County Council will be responsible for dealing with everything relating to safety, visibility, access and other matters.

 

Real-time Information Panels

 

Both new shelters will also be fitted with solar-powered real-time information panels which will provide travellers with up-to-date information about the services provided at that stop, along with real-time information about the location and progress of the bus you are hoping to catch eg whether it is running on time/its current location, thanks to GPS trackers fitted to the buses.

As part of the residential development off Vicarage Road, the developer of that site paid a sum of money to Bucks County Council specifically to provide two real-time information panels at the existing bus shelters by the recreation ground.   As this site is not suitable for solar powered devices, they will both be mains fed.

We trust that you will find these improvements to the public transport network in the village to be of benefit.   Should you have any comments, whether to show your support or to raise queries, please email the parish clerk on parishclerk@pitstone.co.uk or telephone 01296 767261 before Sunday 13 May 2018.   After this date, we will respond to Bucks County Council.

 

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