"Cllr Lindsley Harvard, left, and Cllr John McNicholas cut the ribbon to open the second access at Coventry’s Pool Meadow bus station."

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05.02.2013

Pool Meadow Bus Station second access formally opened

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A new access into Coventry’s Pool Meadow Bus Station has been formally opened.

The access, which comes off White Street and enters the site between the former fire station and Junction 2 of the city ring road, was completed on time and on budget at £284,000.

The work was funded by Centro and Coventry City Council and carried out by the council’s own Direct Labour Organisation.

The project has also seen the introduction of a new bus and cycle lane in nearby White Street and improved access to the coach park there.

Councillor Lindsley Harvard, Coventry City Council Cabinet Member for City Services, said: ""This is a simple, very effective solution.�It will be easier for bus operators to access Pool Meadow and better for bus passengers.

"It will also mean that we can make improvements outside Pool Meadow � widening pavements and narrowing the roads, which will help to improve the whole area."

Cllr John McNicholas, the chairman of Centro and a Coventry City councillor, said: "This project has been a successful collaboration between Centro and Coventry City Council and I am delighted that it has worked so well.

"The new access will improve services and safety for bus users and pedestrians alike.

"Enhancing facilities such as Pool Meadow and introducing a new bus and cycle lane in White Street is all part of our aim to reduce journey times and provide a vibrant and viable network."

The work will make it easier for passengers to access and exit Pool Meadow on Fairfax Street, which runs behind the bus station.

The coach drop-off and pick-up bays in White Street will allow coach passengers easy access to the facilities in the station.

They will also be in a good location for access to two of Coventry's major tourist attractions - the cathedral and Transport Museum. Coaches will then be able to park in the new coach park.

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