Rail Station Forecourt Complete With Shelters

Discussion in 'Central Ipswich' started by dan5, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. dan5

    dan5ModeratorStaff Member

    Messages:
    1,852
    I haven't been that way for the last couple of weeks but according to the Ipswich Society, the Ipswich Railway Station forecourt project finally got completed 2 weeks ago!

    ipswichsociety-railstation-busshelters.jpg

    Some points to notice...
    1. The undeniable evidence of police vehicles in the reflection of the bus shelters (3 police cars?)
    2. Very few people at the new bus shelter
    3. Just one "bus shelter" for the taxis... that wasn't to specification... looks silly.
    4. The faint contrast of (I assume) "BUS STAND"
    5. The right turn only signs for professional (taxi) drivers... (would they drive straight into sitting people?)
    6. The yellow seats etc? Why not blue? Or IBC purple? lol
    ipswichstationimprovements.png

    The bus shelters look longer for the taxis in this picture. The bus shelters for the buses look shorter than the actual end design. Suffolk County Council decided to snub the taxis and move the bus shelters for the buses. All good for public transport! Except, despite a main transport hub relatively few buses stop there. No railway sign on a pole. No right turn only sign for taxi drivers. No array of trees near the road....

    Without bus operators sticking on ridiculous increases in service which isn't profitable... the business of taxis at a railway station is always important and is overlooked... At certain times there are no buses when there are trains, at other times people would rather not wait around to see if one turns up when infrequent.

     
    Welcome to the new IPSWI beta!
  2. Loading...


More like this

 
Title
RepliesViews
Last Message
  1. dan5

    Ipswich Family Trail 2017

    by dan5 in Central IpswichCentral IpswichAug 9, 2017 with 7 replies and 64 views.

  2. dan5

    Ipswich Station forecourt nominated for award

    by dan5 in Railway StationCentral IpswichOct 19, 2017 at 8:13 PM with 8 replies and 40 views.

  3. dan5

    Ipswich Professional Drivers

    by dan5 in Central IpswichCentral IpswichMar 19, 2017 with 1 replies and 90 views.

  4. dan5

    Camp Cattlemarket now open for business!

    by dan5 in Central IpswichCentral IpswichSep 8, 2017 with 21 replies and 149 views.

  5. dan5

    Parking in Arras Square, St Stephens Lane

    by dan5 in Central IpswichCentral IpswichFeb 13, 2017 with 27 replies and 122 views.

  6. dan5

    Connexions 159

    by dan5 in Central IpswichCentral IpswichJul 13, 2017 with 10 replies and 150 views.

  7. dan5

    Rail Safety: Greater Anglia guards open wrong doors

    by dan5 in Central IpswichCentral IpswichOct 4, 2017 with 1 replies and 31 views.

  8. dan5

    Greater Anglia Guard Strike

    by dan5 in Central IpswichCentral IpswichOct 3, 2017 with 2 replies and 27 views.

  9. dan5

    Cornhill Dig

    by dan5 in Central IpswichCentral IpswichSep 13, 2017 with 8 replies and 85 views.

  10. dan5

    The Winerack

    by dan5 in Central IpswichCentral IpswichSep 11, 2017 with 7 replies and 79 views.

Loading...

Share This Page