Eastbound bus lane pilot scheme starts today
From today, buses travelling towards the east of the Island can turn right out of Liberation Station, directly to the tunnel.
The designated bus lane outside the Pomme d’Or Hotel aims to cut journey times, reduce delays and improve reliability, as eastbound buses no longer need to head west from Liberation Station and loop around the station to join La Route de la Liberation.
The lay-by in front of the hotel can still be used and all existing traffic routes remain possible. Coach stops have been created on La Route de la Liberation to improve safety for coach services and passengers.
Minister for Infrastructure, Deputy Kevin Lewis said: “This bus lane is the first of its kind in town and I am pleased that it will make eastward bound travel out of Liberation Station much easier and quicker for Islanders.
“The pilot scheme falls as part of the Sustainable Transport Policy – Strong Start Delivery Plan, and I am sure this improvement to the bus service will encourage more Islanders to take the bus as a good alternative to individual car use. I’d like to thank those who took part in the consultation and encourage Islanders to share their feedback on the scheme.”
LibertyBus Director, Kevin Hart said: “The roads surrounding Liberation Station are some of Jersey’s busiest roads, especially during peak times. The ability for buses to turn right out of the bus station will improve eastern bus route journey times and reliability.
“Over the trial period we will be welcoming customer feedback, although we are certain that our customers will welcome this green travel initiative.”
If you want to give feedback on the pilot, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
Government of Jersey News Release.