Welwyn Garden City Bus Station Improvements
We've nearly completed our improvements to the Welwyn Garden City Bus Station, with final works to the new bus shelter still ongoing.
The new station will be open by 20 May 2018.
Works still to be complete
We're currently constructing the new bus shelter and associated works. We can then finish the final pavement layer and install the street lights.
The station itself has had a major overhaul, with most of the works completed. Already we have:
- made improvements to the service road
- constructed new pavements
- installed new block paving and kerbs
- undertaken landscaping works and resurfacing of Osborn Way.
When will the station re-open?
Due to the poor weather over the winter, and delays to the manufacturing of the steel work by others, we couldn't start the construction of the new bus shelter when planned. That has delayed the completion of the works and the station opening on 20 May 2018.
Why is it happening?
The new bus station layout will separate pedestrians and buses to improve safety. It will also improve access for all bus users.
The existing facility is perceived to have a relatively low ambience, especially outside of the core retail hours and the improvements plan to rectify this.
A new custom designed shelter will be provided for access to all 6 bus stops and will contain seating, lighting and bus information screens.
The use of toughened glass panels on the shelter will provide greater weather protection that the current shelters and canopy.
Where is this happening?
The remaining works are all being undertaken in the existing bus station. To carry out the work safely, the bus station is shut and temporary bus stops are provided opposite John Lewis and on Bridge Road opposite Waitrose.
All changes to bus services will be advertised in advance at the existing station and the temporary stops.
Email our Highways team if you have any questions about this project.
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