Warning over station road plans
28th February 2018 – Crawley Observer
By Staff Reporter
Plans to redesign the road layout around Three Bridges would leave drivers facing a long detour if they want to go east, a taxi driver has warned.
Derek Kiernan, a taxi driver and a taxi drivers’ association committee member, told the Crawley Observer that he is keen to highlight an issue which could cause huge inconvenience to drivers, particularly taxi drivers and their passengers.
“One of the proposals is for no right turn from the station he said. *The proposal is that you leave Three Bridges station and go to the Paymaster General’s roundabout.
*The’re expecting us to rive for about a mile and a half diversion, and the public to pay for it. You can imagine the extra traffic, extra pollution
A previous public consultation suggested general support for the no right turn option. However, the report into the public comments acknowledged: “Some comments expressed concern over the impact the loss of the right hand turn would have on taxis as alternative routes would increase fares – participants felt that over the year these costs for season ticket holders would mean a lot.”
The proposals are still open for public comments via: