£40m transport project heads to Ewood

PLANNING for the Ewood section of the Pennine Reach project is in the process of being renewed by the council.

The plans will be displayed at Ewood Park until Monday.

The £40m project will bring major improvements to public transport between Accrington and Blackburn and Darwen, and is a joint scheme between Blackburn with Darwen Council and Lancashire County Council, the highway authority for Hyndburn.

The project will bring new bus stations for both Accrington and Blackburn.

It will also see the introduction of new buses, bus stops being equipped with live public transport information and higher frequency of services, bus priority in congested areas and at traffic signals.

Aa smart card ticketing system and better security for passengers and staff is also due to be introduced.

The Ewood section of the project has been amended following a major consultation with residents and businesses.

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11:27am Wed 19 Dec 12

vicn1956 says...

Like a dog with a bone they won't give up.
Like a dog with a bone they won't give up. vicn1956

12:48pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Karl666 says...

Just hope they bring back a public service , and a company who want to provide it
Just hope they bring back a public service , and a company who want to provide it Karl666

2:34pm Wed 19 Dec 12

A Darener says...

£40m? What are they going to have gold bus stops?
£40m? What are they going to have gold bus stops? A Darener

3:46pm Wed 19 Dec 12

iceman123 says...

what a waste of money whan we some people going hunger , whit out food
what a waste of money whan we some people going hunger , whit out food iceman123

5:44pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Stone Island: says...

iceman123 wrote:
what a waste of money whan we some people going hunger , whit out food
Can we have that in English please?
[quote][p][bold]iceman123[/bold] wrote: what a waste of money whan we some people going hunger , whit out food[/p][/quote]Can we have that in English please? Stone Island:

6:26pm Wed 19 Dec 12

Blackburnisajoke says...

What a joke the council are, they tell us they need to find so much money and people are losing there jobs to find the money and then they go and plan to spend 40m on a bus route.. Hahaha council are taking the **** out of the residents of blackburn
What a joke the council are, they tell us they need to find so much money and people are losing there jobs to find the money and then they go and plan to spend 40m on a bus route.. Hahaha council are taking the **** out of the residents of blackburn Blackburnisajoke

6:29pm Wed 19 Dec 12

A Darener says...

The next thing we will be readings is that the Government is limiting the amount of money the councils receive next year. The reason is that they see these stupid schemes being planned and say, if they have so much money to waste why should we give them more?
The next thing we will be readings is that the Government is limiting the amount of money the councils receive next year. The reason is that they see these stupid schemes being planned and say, if they have so much money to waste why should we give them more? A Darener

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