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Work Finally Starting on Andover Bus Station Next Week

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Hampshire County Council and Test Valley Borough Council have confirmed that contractors are due to start work on Andover Bus Station next week (beginning 13 May 2013). [Read more...]

Hampshire County Council and Test Valley Borough Council have confirmed that contractors are due to start work on Andover Bus Station next week (beginning 13 May 2013).

The development work will take approximately 12 months to complete and although the bus station will be closed during this time, the pedestrian walkway into the Chantry Centre will be maintained while work is underway.

In addition two unused bus shelters will be relocated to provide temporary bus stops in West Street. Also, a new shelter will be installed next month between the three temporary stops on Western Avenue.

Test Valley Borough Council and Friends Life plc will retain ownership of the bus station and Stagecoach will be the principal bus provider operating out of the bus station.

Andover Bus Station Pre Development

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  • Thank you TVBC and HCC for finally seeing sense and easing the plight of the people using the buses. For those of us with cars it is very easy to forget how life is for those on buses. I recently tried it and I can confirm it was not fun. Now lets hope that the project is finally delivered on time and to budget. On a note to bus users, if you think they are letting you Dow, let me know and I will take up your case.
    Thank you
    Tony

  • I can think of a better way to spend the council tax payers cash.
    This is a complete waste of money.

  • At last work is going to begin. I am a regular bus user and I and most of the people I know who use the buses are fed up already!! Bad planning, no thought given to the comfort or safety of bus users. Elderly and disabled people are left with longer walks, no shelter or seating. To be frank the whole organisation is very poor and unforgivable. What frightens me more is that when Churchill Living begin construction on their site in Chantry Street in the Autumn, bus users will be expected to stand right next to a building site in close proximity to scaffolding and cranes. Has any thought been given to the health and safety issues here and what happens should something fall on to somebody waiting for a bus?? I love Andover, but I have to ask what is it always our town that seems to get second best. I can’t imagine this shambles happening in Winchester or Basingstoke!

    • Martin, your comment above is the most clear and concise I have read yet on the bus issue. My concern all along is that the planning of this fiasco has been perpetrated by individuals who use cars rather than buses. Last week I went round the site with a taxi driver who raised issues concerning access to the mobility shop. I would be very happy to meet with you to discuss your concerns and represent them to HCC and TVBC. As always I can be contacted on 352489.

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