Bus user survey - suspended bus stops along A24, A264 and A259

Closed 6 Jul 2016

Opened 8 Jun 2016

Feedback Updated 14 Mar 2017

We Asked

We asked you to tell us how you used the suspended bus stops along the A24, A264 and A259.

You Said

You provided us with lots of information about the way you use these stops and any impacts the suspension of their use may cause. The results can be seen in the report section of this project.

We Did

The results of the consultation are still being considered and at this time no decision has been made regarding which of the suspended stops, if any, might be brought back into service by constructing bus lay-bys. The use of lay-bys is considered to be the only appropriate method of providing a safe setting down/pick up point on dual carriageway roads where the speed limit is greater than 40mph.

We are currently working out the full cost of providing bus lay-bys. The anticipated cost of providing lay-bys to the stops affected would be considerable and it is not likely that we will be able to bring all of the suspended stops back into service. Any future works would have to be prioritised against other schemes in the forward works programme.

Results Updated 23 Nov 2016

The results of the consultation are still being considered and at this time no decision has been made regarding which of the suspended stops if any might be brought back into service by constructing bus lay-bys. The use of lay-bys is considered to be the only appropriate method of providing a safe setting down/pick up point on dual carriageway roads where the speed limit is greater than 40mph.

We are currently working out the full cost of providing bus laybys. The anticipated cost of providing laybys to the stops affected would be considerable and it is not likely that we will be able to bring all of the suspended stops back into service. Any future works would have to be prioritised against other schemes in the future works programme.

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Overview

As of 25 April 2016, West Sussex County Council has temporarily suspended a number of bus stops on two major roads where buses have to stop on the inside lane.

The decision was taken after a safety review of all bus stops on the dual carriageway sections of the sections of the A24 between Findon and Horsham and the A264 between Horsham and Crawley. This followed an incident on the A24 in January 2016, when a van collided with a bus that stopped to pick up passengers in Washington, injuring nine people. In addition, two stops on the A259 that operate in a similar way have also been temporarily suspended. The safety review concluded, given today’s traffic conditions, the bus stops listed below are a road safety risk.

A24 between Findon and Washington: Worthing Crematorium (northbound), North End/Worthing Crematorium (southbound), North End (northbound), North Farm (northbound) North Farm (southbound), Windlesham House School (northbound).

A24 between Washington and Buckbarn: Washington Roundabout (northbound), Washington Roundabout (southbound), Rock Road (northbound), Spring Gardens (southbound), Old Barn Nursery (northbound).

A264 between Horsham and Crawley: The Cherry Tree (eastbound), Park Road (eastbound), Holmbush Farm (eastbound).

A259 Merston: Kings Head Green Lane (northbound). 

A259 Ferring: Langbury Lane (eastbound).

Other bus stops on the A24, A264 and A259, where buses are able to pull over into lay-bys or slip roads are not affected and will continue to operate as normal.

In addition, Stagecoach’s No.1 route that previously started at Findon will serve the ‘flyover’ at Highden Bridge from 26 June 2016. This is to partly replace the suspended stops on the A24 at North Farm and is for travel towards Findon and Worthing only.

Why We Are Consulting

We are keen to know the views of passengers and local communities to help us understand the impact of suspending the bus stops listed above.

The results will be used to determine what, if any, measures should be considered to resolve any issues or concerns that are identified.

We are also working with the bus operators to identify alternative arrangements where possible.

Please have your say by completing our online survey below.

 

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