Campaigner calls for better bus stops around town

First published in News Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A CAMPAIGNER has called for better benches in Colchester’s bus stops.

Rowhedge resident Rachel Martell uses several stops in the town, including one in Queen Street.

But Mrs Martell, 69, wants to see the facilities improved to help elderly and disabled people who may have to wait for long periods of time for rural bus services.

She claims there is not enough shelter or appropriate seating which could lead to falls or injury.

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11:45am Sat 24 Nov 12

Say It As It Is OK? says...

They could always go down to the brand spanking new, £2 million, Colchester Bus Station where seats are plentiful and there is ample shelter from the wind and rain. This new waiting area also doubles up as a purpose built smoking area, so it's multi- purpose!

In time, when the park and ride is built, this State of the Art facility will become a shining example of how a transport hub should look like. I'm sure everyone involved in its development are very proud of their achievements.

No expense has been spared here in providing the very best facilities for Colchester bus users so there is no need to spend more money on any other bus stops in the town.
They could always go down to the brand spanking new, £2 million, Colchester Bus Station where seats are plentiful and there is ample shelter from the wind and rain. This new waiting area also doubles up as a purpose built smoking area, so it's multi- purpose! In time, when the park and ride is built, this State of the Art facility will become a shining example of how a transport hub should look like. I'm sure everyone involved in its development are very proud of their achievements. No expense has been spared here in providing the very best facilities for Colchester bus users so there is no need to spend more money on any other bus stops in the town. Say It As It Is OK?
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12:32pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Boris says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
They could always go down to the brand spanking new, £2 million, Colchester Bus Station where seats are plentiful and there is ample shelter from the wind and rain. This new waiting area also doubles up as a purpose built smoking area, so it's multi- purpose!

In time, when the park and ride is built, this State of the Art facility will become a shining example of how a transport hub should look like. I'm sure everyone involved in its development are very proud of their achievements.

No expense has been spared here in providing the very best facilities for Colchester bus users so there is no need to spend more money on any other bus stops in the town.
Plentiful? With 19 seats in the shelter, against 80 before? Dream on. Only Sdapeze would be convinced by your arguments, then he would realise you were being ironic.
Yesterday afternoon there were 19 people inside, and 50 to 60 outside. Good job it wasn't raining.
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: They could always go down to the brand spanking new, £2 million, Colchester Bus Station where seats are plentiful and there is ample shelter from the wind and rain. This new waiting area also doubles up as a purpose built smoking area, so it's multi- purpose! In time, when the park and ride is built, this State of the Art facility will become a shining example of how a transport hub should look like. I'm sure everyone involved in its development are very proud of their achievements. No expense has been spared here in providing the very best facilities for Colchester bus users so there is no need to spend more money on any other bus stops in the town.[/p][/quote]Plentiful? With 19 seats in the shelter, against 80 before? Dream on. Only Sdapeze would be convinced by your arguments, then he would realise you were being ironic. Yesterday afternoon there were 19 people inside, and 50 to 60 outside. Good job it wasn't raining. Boris
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12:53pm Sat 24 Nov 12

hughie-s says...

Say It As It Is OK? wrote:
They could always go down to the brand spanking new, £2 million, Colchester Bus Station where seats are plentiful and there is ample shelter from the wind and rain. This new waiting area also doubles up as a purpose built smoking area, so it's multi- purpose!

In time, when the park and ride is built, this State of the Art facility will become a shining example of how a transport hub should look like. I'm sure everyone involved in its development are very proud of their achievements.

No expense has been spared here in providing the very best facilities for Colchester bus users so there is no need to spend more money on any other bus stops in the town.
Not a lot of use if she is going to Rowhedge is it!!
[quote][p][bold]Say It As It Is OK?[/bold] wrote: They could always go down to the brand spanking new, £2 million, Colchester Bus Station where seats are plentiful and there is ample shelter from the wind and rain. This new waiting area also doubles up as a purpose built smoking area, so it's multi- purpose! In time, when the park and ride is built, this State of the Art facility will become a shining example of how a transport hub should look like. I'm sure everyone involved in its development are very proud of their achievements. No expense has been spared here in providing the very best facilities for Colchester bus users so there is no need to spend more money on any other bus stops in the town.[/p][/quote]Not a lot of use if she is going to Rowhedge is it!! hughie-s
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2:59pm Sat 24 Nov 12

SOMETHING2SAY says...

LETS SIT ON THIS ONE !
LETS SIT ON THIS ONE ! SOMETHING2SAY
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4:48pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Reginald47 says...

Whingeeeeeeeeeee
Whingeeeeeeeeeee Reginald47
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8:12pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Hamiltonandy says...

Such a disaster. No wonder there is no official opening ceremony.
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Colchester Council repeatedly refused permission for a mobility scooter service at the old bus station. No surprise to find out they still won't give permission at the so called new "bus station".
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I heard that costs are already estimated at £2.2million with a predicted minimum on top of £300,000 for urgent "improvements". Would appreciate if anyone has found out the detailed costings.
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Since the redevelopment of the old bus station has been indefinitely delayed - why did it have to close now? Colchester Council is the unacceptable face of public service. Incompetence, arrogance, petty, neantherdal. Shameful.
Such a disaster. No wonder there is no official opening ceremony. . Colchester Council repeatedly refused permission for a mobility scooter service at the old bus station. No surprise to find out they still won't give permission at the so called new "bus station". . I heard that costs are already estimated at £2.2million with a predicted minimum on top of £300,000 for urgent "improvements". Would appreciate if anyone has found out the detailed costings. . Since the redevelopment of the old bus station has been indefinitely delayed - why did it have to close now? Colchester Council is the unacceptable face of public service. Incompetence, arrogance, petty, neantherdal. Shameful. Hamiltonandy
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10:36pm Sat 24 Nov 12

Boris says...

Andy, good to see you back. But please don't insult the Neanderthals, who were fairly decent people, by associating them with CBC's councillors and officers.
Others have asked for the cost of the Osborne St abortion, using the Freedom of Information Act, but this has been refused.
Andy, good to see you back. But please don't insult the Neanderthals, who were fairly decent people, by associating them with CBC's councillors and officers. Others have asked for the cost of the Osborne St abortion, using the Freedom of Information Act, but this has been refused. Boris
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