Burnley bus station timetable to stay on until Christmas

LIT UP Burnley Bus Station

LIT UP Burnley Bus Station

First published in Travel reviews Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

ELECTRONIC timetables at Burnley bus station have earned an 11th-hour reprieve.

County council public transport chiefs say they will save £47,000 by switching off the information displays at Burnley, Nelson, Chorley, Lancaster and Skelmersdale bus interchanges.

The decision has been condemned as ‘risible’ by passengers and Labour county councillors alike, for the hardships it will cause to the travelling public, especially people with sight problems.

But the displays at Burnley’s Croft Street bus station have remained operational, despite a December 1 deadline for the switch-off.

It is understood they will continue to run until Christmas.

The electronic timetable at Nelson’s new £2million bus station has been axed - although time displays have still continued at the Railway Street terminus.

Borough councillors in Burnley are set to discuss the possiblity of providing funding to keep the town’s bus station moving.

The issue has been placed before the environment scrutiny committee which meets at Burnley Town Hall tomorrow.

A Burnley Council spokesman said: “We are aware concerns have been raised by other areas about the signs being turned off and our environment and housing scrutiny committee will be discussing this on Wednesday."

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Last night the Nelson area committee was also set to debate the timetables issue, with a strong condemnation expected from the Labour-dominated meeting.

Similar protests have also erupted in Lancaster, with opponents questioning why no consultation was carried out, ahead of the controversial move, and whether talks have taken place with district authorities over the boards’ future maintenance.

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12:10pm Tue 6 Dec 11

rhodeislandred says...

could someone please explain the high cost of running these time table . I just dont get where the costings come from ??????
Surely they were budgeted for use when first installed ??
could someone please explain the high cost of running these time table . I just dont get where the costings come from ?????? Surely they were budgeted for use when first installed ?? rhodeislandred
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1:09pm Tue 6 Dec 11

makaveli96 says...

Didnt the Burnley fans smash up the bus station when the MIGHTY ROVERS (the ex champions of ENGLAND) beat them 2-0??

What idiots would smash up there own town?
Didnt the Burnley fans smash up the bus station when the MIGHTY ROVERS (the ex champions of ENGLAND) beat them 2-0?? What idiots would smash up there own town? makaveli96
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2:01pm Tue 6 Dec 11

'Kean on getting out..! says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Didnt the Burnley fans smash up the bus station when the MIGHTY ROVERS (the ex champions of ENGLAND) beat them 2-0??

What idiots would smash up there own town?
A Burnley fan when his sister and his mum as PMT's
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: Didnt the Burnley fans smash up the bus station when the MIGHTY ROVERS (the ex champions of ENGLAND) beat them 2-0?? What idiots would smash up there own town?[/p][/quote]A Burnley fan when his sister and his mum as PMT's 'Kean on getting out..!
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4:21pm Tue 6 Dec 11

soup123 says...

makaveli96 wrote:
Didnt the Burnley fans smash up the bus station when the MIGHTY ROVERS (the ex champions of ENGLAND) beat them 2-0??

What idiots would smash up there own town?
What's that got to do with anything?
[quote][p][bold]makaveli96[/bold] wrote: Didnt the Burnley fans smash up the bus station when the MIGHTY ROVERS (the ex champions of ENGLAND) beat them 2-0?? What idiots would smash up there own town?[/p][/quote]What's that got to do with anything? soup123
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4:25pm Tue 6 Dec 11

soup123 says...

I still don't understand how it costs £47,000 to keep these signs running. Surely it's only a little bit more technical than a computer pre loaded with the timetables. It's not as though it's a live system that automatically updates if a bus is running late for example.
I still don't understand how it costs £47,000 to keep these signs running. Surely it's only a little bit more technical than a computer pre loaded with the timetables. It's not as though it's a live system that automatically updates if a bus is running late for example. soup123
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4:52pm Tue 6 Dec 11

Dan_Sugerman says...

What the f@@k has the Burnley fans smashing up their bus station got to do with anything? Mongy Rover
What the f@@k has the Burnley fans smashing up their bus station got to do with anything? Mongy Rover Dan_Sugerman
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9:17pm Tue 6 Dec 11

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

soup123 wrote:
I still don't understand how it costs £47,000 to keep these signs running. Surely it's only a little bit more technical than a computer pre loaded with the timetables. It's not as though it's a live system that automatically updates if a bus is running late for example.
It's all a big con of course it could not cost £47,000 more like £47 tops, bunch of jokers and joe public is supposed to believe all this haha :)
[quote][p][bold]soup123[/bold] wrote: I still don't understand how it costs £47,000 to keep these signs running. Surely it's only a little bit more technical than a computer pre loaded with the timetables. It's not as though it's a live system that automatically updates if a bus is running late for example.[/p][/quote]It's all a big con of course it could not cost £47,000 more like £47 tops, bunch of jokers and joe public is supposed to believe all this haha :) Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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3:55pm Wed 7 Dec 11

Noiticer says...

And whilst the ordinary people of Lancashire suffer Dave Cameron announces an extra £40 million for the Olympic opening ceremony and many more extra millions on security for the games plus an overspend on this nonsensical extravaganza already being milked by numerous sporting personalities. Funny old world isn't it?
And whilst the ordinary people of Lancashire suffer Dave Cameron announces an extra £40 million for the Olympic opening ceremony and many more extra millions on security for the games plus an overspend on this nonsensical extravaganza already being milked by numerous sporting personalities. Funny old world isn't it? Noiticer
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