Bus Station Works

The implementation of a range of measures to assist with the management of Health and Safety at Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and Dewsbury Bus Stations.

 

May 2015

Metro’s bus stations have a very good safety record, which is maintained and enhanced by continual monitoring. 

 

This monitoring identified improvements to selected sites in order to bring benefits to passengers and pedestrians. Consequently, the WYCA has recently carried out a project of H&S Improvement Works at  Leeds, Bradford, Halifax & Dewsbury bus stations, introducing a range of physical interventions that will improve Health and Safety risk management and help reduce the risk of accidents and passenger infringements.

 

The following passenger and pedestrian benefits have been provided as part of the Project Scope:

 

Leeds

  • Improved pedestrian routes between the main entrance and St Peters Street & York Street;
  • Revised loading arrangements for deliveries;
  • New brush barriers at bus boarding points to improve segregation from the operational bus area;
  • Increased pedestrian guard railings throughout the bus station;
  • New signage and carriageway markings; 
  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Speed Detection Equipment.

 

Halifax  

  • Improved pedestrian routes between the main bus station and Northgate;
  • New brush barriers at bus alighting stand points to improve segregation from the operational bus area;
  • Increased pedestrian guard railings throughout the bus station;
  • New signage and carriageway markings;  
  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) speed detection equipment.

 

Bradford Interchange

  • Improved pedestrian route to the main concourse entrance from Nelson Street;
  • New brush barriers at bus stands to improve segregation from the operational bus area;
  • Increased pedestrian guard railings throughout the bus station;
  • New signage and carriageway markings; 
  • Revised layover arrangements with clearly marked safe walking routes.

 

Dewsbury

  • Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) Speed Detection Equipment.

 

The ANPR speed detection equipment consists of new speed cameras in the bus station operating areas. These operate 24 hours a day and provide detailed information and photographs of any buses exceeding the safe speed limit. Visual Display Screens, showing the bus speed have also been installed to compliment the speed cameras. Together, these will provide an efficient and effective way of managing bus speeds and, therefore, further reduce the risk of accidents. 

 

 

 

 

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