18 January 2017

Football and Bus Stops

Apparently there is a football match on Wednesday evening…

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*** FOOTBALL SPECIAL ***
Mr Robert Risk is providing Extra buses on the Football Specials for PAFC vs Liverpool FA Cup game on Wednesday. - COYG
Child Single - £1.00 Return - £1.50
Adult Single - £1.50 Return - £2.50

Also Stagecoach are running extra buses on Park & Ride 100

We have additional buses running on our 100 Park and Ride this Wednesday 18th January for the FA Cup Third round match between Plymouth Argyle and Liverpool at Home Park from 19:45 Additional buses will operate before and after the match between the George and Milehouse Park and Ride Sites only. Tickets are from £1.40 for a single, and £2.30 for a return.


Meanwhile

Plymouth City Council announced that the new interchange at Derriford Hospital is now officially up and running

Work to upgrade Plymouth’s second busiest bus interchange is now complete. The road outside Derriford Hospital has been widened to allow buses to travel in both directions – helping to reduce congestion outside the main entrance and making bus journeys to and from the hospital quicker and more reliable. Four additional bus stops have been installed and footpaths widened to provide more space for waiting passengers and separate drop-off areas have been created for taxis.

Developed in partnership with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, the scheme cost just over £2 million and was part funded  through the Heart-of-the-South-West Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). The LEP awarded £1.4 million, with the remainder provided by the Council and the Trust. Construction was carried out by our highways contractor Amey.

Councillor Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Housing, Transport and Planning, said: “The new interchange should ease traffic flow outside the hospital and help to improve bus journey times. It also includes better, safer areas for people being picked up and dropped off and will hopefully make a difference to patients, staff and visitors. We’d like to thank people for bearing with us while the works were carried out.”

Landscaping at the front of the hospital is complete and a new orchard, developed with the Derriford Hospital Environment Group, will be planted in February, providing an open green space for staff, patients and visitors. Derriford is identified in the Joint Local Plan as a key area to deliver growth in housing and employment, with the vision to establish a new heart for the north of the city first proposed in Plymouth’s Core Strategy in 2007. Central to this vision is a transport network that can connect people to new homes, jobs and leisure and health facilities.

The Derriford Hospital Interchange scheme is part of a master plan of highway improvements on and around the city’s ‘northern corridor’, connecting with the new Marjon Link Road and complementing other schemes such as the Derriford Transport Scheme, where construction has just got under way. New Bus stops in use There were several worried looks as my 51 bus to work on Monday morning went straight on at the old entrance to Derriford. There were a few passengers who knew what was going on though who reassured those who didn't. I have noticed a few confused people running across the road trying to find their bus but it all seems to be running very well so far and is a big improvement on what was there before. This is one of those schemes which really was worth waiting for as far as I am concerned Red Blue and Green

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