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Keeping the buses on time

24 Nov 2011

Keeping the buses on time

Hatched, no-parking lines will be painted at the intersection of Gladstone Road and Bright Street to help the Council’s bus service.

The aim is ensure our bus drivers can easily exit Bright Street and keep to the bus schedules, says land transport manager Dave Hadfield. “The amount of traffic in the city centre during the day has been causing problems for our drivers exiting the Bright Street bus terminal. Turning right onto Gladstone Road towards Elgin is especially problematic at peak times of the day. Cars can be backed up from the Peel Street traffic lights and vehicles are blocking the intersection.”

“This is one of the reasons why buses are sometimes struggling to keep to their timetable once they reach the suburbs. After discussion with the bus drivers and investigating what other centres do, we believe helping to keep the intersection free will make a big difference. We are committed to offering a reliable public transport system and this simple measure will help us deliver on that.”

The road painting is likely to be done on Monday 28 November weather permitting. It will be commissioned at night to minimise disruption to traffic. Gisborne District Council apologises for any inconvenience.