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Another 18 junctions set to have traffic signal bus priority

1:19 pm, Friday, 8th March 2024 - 1 month ago

Roads, parking and transport

North East Lincolnshire Council and its delivery partner, Equans, are delivering 18 new traffic signal bus priority junctions across the borough in the upcoming months.

The borough currently has 14 traffic signal bus priority junctions, and this will rise to 32 by the end of this year.

Traffic signal bus priority junctions have technology to recognise if buses are running more than three minutes late, and if so, the green traffic light is extended to allow the bus to go through to help keep them running on time. To enable this to work, real-time bus information is fed into the technology which takes into account other traffic flows in the area before making a decision.

Having more traffic signal bus priority junctions will improve bus services around North East Lincolnshire by reducing delays and increasing bus passenger satisfaction.

The new traffic signal bus priority junctions are funded by the Department for Transport under the Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP).

Lani Lamming, Enhanced Bus Quality Partnership Co-ordinator at Equans, said “We know buses not running on-time can be an issue for people attending appointments and getting to school or college, therefore these new traffic signal bus priority junctions will improve service reliability.”

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, Portfolio Holder for Environment and Transport, said “Public transport, especially buses, are crucial for many people living in North East Lincolnshire and we want to improve these services with as many opportunities as we can. These additional traffic signal bus priority junctions are just one of the many initiatives we are working on to improve bus services.”

Roads Minister Guy Opperman said: “Local people deserve a modern, reliable, and affordable public transport system. I’m delighted to have worked alongside the local council and local MPs to give North East Lincolnshire Council over £5 million to boost its bus services. This money will help local residents get around by bus more easily and with greater peace of mind.”

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