Shake-up of Derby city centre's bus stops planned
A SHAKE-UP of city centre bus stops in a bid to cut delays at Derby's bus station will take place this summer.
The change, confirmed by Derby City Council's cabinet this week, will see two new bus stops created in Morledge so that passengers can choose to be dropped off there instead of the station.
One would be immediately outside the Crown Court building and have space for two buses. The other would be adjacent to Shopmobility.
Buses are currently arriving at the bus station to find that their designated bay is occupied by an earlier service dropping off all their passengers.
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They have to find an alternate bay to pull up in. Then, when the designated bay is clear, they leave the bus station and re-enter to park in the correct bay. The council hopes the Morledge bus stops will reduce the chance of this happening.
Bus passengers have asked if the changes mean they would have to alight in Morledge or whether the buses would continue to drop-off remaining passengers at the bus station.
A council spokeswoman said: "The purpose of creating bus set-down facilities in Morledge is to enable bus passengers, where they want to, to alight from the bus in advance, but not instead of, it entering the bus station."
Blue badge parking will move from outside the court to Full Street and underneath the Riverside multi-storey car park.