Bus Station Improvement : by removing it!!
Hang on a sec. Doesn't that picture look very much like bus shelters at the side of the road? And the reason for this "investment"? To extend the private car promoting shopping centre? Read on MacDuff.
Bus stops will instead be located on George Street, Victoria Street and Town Hall Street, with an indoor waiting area providing electronic real time information included in the shopping centre extension.
Never mind, the new shopping development will incorporate a waiting room with electronic displays (if they work?). What a jolly good idea! So the intending passenger will be able to wait out of sight of their bus stop and, approaching the due time, will sprint across road junctions and round street corners, perhaps just in time to see their bus disappear into the Humberside murk.
It sounds a really good plan. And fbb (although not a betting person) would wager a tub of pringles that there will be less stands on the streets than in the present bus station; thus creating just that little bit of extra chaos and uncertainty.
Perhaps Grimsby Councillors have been talking to their colleagues in Northampton. Or have they been reading "Bus Station Design for Dummies"?
Meanwhile, that boat thing that looks like a barge in the new plans and looks like a barge in the aerial shot, is ...
The fat bus bloke is greatly indebted to Blog reader John Carr who emailed infromation which led to this blog. Thanks John!