Dry hopes for wet Truro bus passengers

Rain soaked bus passengers could soon be set for some respite if Cornwall Council’s proposal to introduce two new shelters in Truro city centre gets the go ahead.

The proposed shelters would sit either side of Quay Street offering refuge from the elements for those passengers wanting to use a bus service that does not pass the main station.

A design similar to the shelters in Victoria Square is proposed.

BELOW A diagram shows the siting of the proposed shelters

This is The West Country: Proposed bus stops for Quay Street, Truro.

Packet readers can have their say on the proposals by emailing Mark Curtis on traffic@cormacltd.co.uk before Thursday, January 10.

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2:10pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

All areas should have decent bus shelters if they want people to use buses, particularly rural areas where the buses are only one an hour and can often run late. There should be at least one decent rain proof shelter in every town/village for each direction.
All areas should have decent bus shelters if they want people to use buses, particularly rural areas where the buses are only one an hour and can often run late. There should be at least one decent rain proof shelter in every town/village for each direction. Gill Zella Martin 09

2:50pm Tue 8 Jan 13

meerkats says...

Gill Zella Martin 09 wrote:
All areas should have decent bus shelters if they want people to use buses, particularly rural areas where the buses are only one an hour and can often run late. There should be at least one decent rain proof shelter in every town/village for each direction.
I agree Gill, and they should be designed better than the ones at Tesco and other supermarkets. They dont do anything to keep out the rain and cold. Mawgan has a decent bus shelter on the housing estate and another one at the other end of the village, they are properly built which is what they should be,
[quote][p][bold]Gill Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: All areas should have decent bus shelters if they want people to use buses, particularly rural areas where the buses are only one an hour and can often run late. There should be at least one decent rain proof shelter in every town/village for each direction.[/p][/quote]I agree Gill, and they should be designed better than the ones at Tesco and other supermarkets. They dont do anything to keep out the rain and cold. Mawgan has a decent bus shelter on the housing estate and another one at the other end of the village, they are properly built which is what they should be, meerkats

3:02pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

Porthleven and the Lizard village have decent ones, but Mullion village only has one shelter that is useless, it does not keep the rain out at all and the seat gets soaked, it has not been there many years and the frame is going rusty already. It is far to narrow to be if any use whatsoever. The reason apparently was due to the pavement width, to allow people to pass, but considering the whole layout of Mullion village and the pavement, and lack of it in places, this reason is in my opinion not really valid, there is another location in the village that could easily take a full size decent shelter.
Porthleven and the Lizard village have decent ones, but Mullion village only has one shelter that is useless, it does not keep the rain out at all and the seat gets soaked, it has not been there many years and the frame is going rusty already. It is far to narrow to be if any use whatsoever. The reason apparently was due to the pavement width, to allow people to pass, but considering the whole layout of Mullion village and the pavement, and lack of it in places, this reason is in my opinion not really valid, there is another location in the village that could easily take a full size decent shelter. Gill Zella Martin 09

3:06pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

Here is the missing 'o' from the word too, as in narrow.
Here is the missing 'o' from the word too, as in narrow. Gill Zella Martin 09

3:23pm Tue 8 Jan 13

meerkats says...

At Sithney there is one shelter that is ok if you want to go on to Camborne as its on the right side of the road,but if you want to catch the bus from sithney to go in to Helston, you have to wait in the shelter if raining and run across the road as the bus comes around the corner and hope you dont get scat over. It is located in the wrong place completely.
At Sithney there is one shelter that is ok if you want to go on to Camborne as its on the right side of the road,but if you want to catch the bus from sithney to go in to Helston, you have to wait in the shelter if raining and run across the road as the bus comes around the corner and hope you dont get scat over. It is located in the wrong place completely. meerkats

3:25pm Tue 8 Jan 13

meerkats says...

Right side of the road direction wise i meant but its actually on the left handside, oh i know what i mean !!!.
Right side of the road direction wise i meant but its actually on the left handside, oh i know what i mean !!!. meerkats

5:43pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

I know what you mean, it is on the right side to where you want to travel when you are on the left hand side of the road. If you were on the right hand side of the road then you would have no shelter.
I know what you mean, it is on the right side to where you want to travel when you are on the left hand side of the road. If you were on the right hand side of the road then you would have no shelter. Gill Zella Martin 09

5:54pm Tue 8 Jan 13

Gill Zella Martin 09 says...

The same applies at Porthleven, the shelter is on one side of the road and if raining you can wait in it and run across the road for the bus coming the other way, if you don't want the bus going in the direction that the shelter is designed for, alternatively, you can run across across the road to the car park and get in your car which Is much the preferable option anyway, although then, to cross the road to the car park you would be crossing from the side with no shelter.

I think Councillors should experience using buses in rural areas then they may see the need for decent shelters. :)
The same applies at Porthleven, the shelter is on one side of the road and if raining you can wait in it and run across the road for the bus coming the other way, if you don't want the bus going in the direction that the shelter is designed for, alternatively, you can run across across the road to the car park and get in your car which Is much the preferable option anyway, although then, to cross the road to the car park you would be crossing from the side with no shelter. I think Councillors should experience using buses in rural areas then they may see the need for decent shelters. :) Gill Zella Martin 09

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