28 October 2008

North cross is best site for bus terminus - Discuss!

northcross



THE bus station at Bretonside should be moved to North Cross roundabout, next to the main Plymouth rail station, says architect David Mackay. The sunken centre of the roundabout could be covered over with a landscaped roof which pedestrians would walk across to reach Armada Way and the city centre, the Barcelona architect said.

North cross is best site for bus terminus

MMM...

Mackays idea is certainly one which should be looked at as it is clear he has put some thought into it and it is fairly close to both the City Centre and the Railway Station, although probably not close enough to either to be of much benefit! Space wise it might, with very clever planning be big enough for the main bus stops and possibly National Express services although its hard to see how this could be achieved just looking at this site from above like this. This whole area is pretty much wasted space as it stands at the moment.
Personally I dont think this will happen. Plymouth desperately needs a new bus station but I have yet to see a better place for it than the current Bretonside site. Drakes Circus was a missed opportunity in this regard as something imaginative could have been sorted out then, but it wasnt to be. There could be possibilities down around the Colin Campbell Court end of the City Centre which is in need of major development?

12 comments:

  1. Im totally unsure if it should move or not!

    Suppose closer to Railway Station is good, but not as close to Drake Circus.

    But i suppose buses could go up Charles Street to serve Drake Circus, but in result get delayed on saturdays!

    Careful planning is needed for this!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Plymouth missed the boat on this years ago. A bus/coach interchange should have been built at Marsh Mills along with a proper sized park and ride site, instead of the mini facility at Coypool. Express coaches need not then add to the traffic congestion in the city and could have reduced journey times. As at Reading they would only need to drop off the A38 access the coach station and be gone. High frequency buses would link the coach station with the city centre. This would then enable a smaller rural bus station interchange to be built in the city centre, ideally somewhere near to the railway station. Lets be really radical and knock down a car park, or convert Colin Campbell Court car park forthis. Is Plymouth serious about its publkic transport plan or not? As usual Plymouth is years behind and when and if something is done about the bus station it will unlikely assist with the smooth intergration of public transport in the city.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I thsboank you to service making grouping more alive of practical issueExcellent whatsis as exemplary.
    sbobet
    sbo

    ReplyDelete
  5. Suppose clossbo
    sbo
    er to Railway Station is good, but not as close to Drake Circus.

    ReplyDelete
  6. nice topic thank you and thumb up !
    sbo

    ReplyDelete
  7. Good website! I really love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well wrisbobet
    sbobet
    sbo

    ReplyDelete
  8. sbo - Asian Handicap Sport Betting

    ReplyDelete
  9. It's good to see you looking so well and happy.
    sbobet
    sbo

    ReplyDelete
  10. probably not close enough to eithersbo
    sbo
    to be of much benefit! Space wise it might, with very clever planning be big enough for the main bus stops and possibly National Express services although its hard to see how this could be achieved just looking at this site from above like this. This whole area is pretty much wasted space as it stands at the moment.

    ReplyDelete
  11. although probably not close enough to either to be of much benefit! Space wise it msbo
    sbo
    ight, with very clever planning be big enough for the main bus stops and possibly National Express

    ReplyDelete

Have something interesting to say? Please share it here!

(Moderation is currently switched on so please allow a short while before your comment appears on the site. This is only to cut down on spam - not to cut out people who disagree with me!)