Mar 25 2011

Two-way bus routes return to Station Road

Making it quicker and easier to visit Harrow Town Centre by public transport, two-way bus routes return to Station Road on Saturday (26th March).

The Harrow Council project, largely funded by Transport for London , is nearing completion and this weekend shoppers and businesses will begin seeing the benefits of improved bus access and a pedestrian friendly environment.

Paving, street lighting and furniture has been upgraded and trees planted, while new bus stops and loading bays have also been installed. The new Sheepcote Road traffic signals will be turned on and cyclists will be able to travel in both directions along Station Road .

Cllr Phillip O’Dell, portfolio holder for environment and community safety on Harrow Council, said:

It will now be easier for residents and visitors from outside the borough to come to the town centre by public transport. Combined with improvements to the shopping area, we hope the changes help boost trade.

If this means fewer people rely on their cars we can also cut congestion around the town.

This project is an important milestone in our long term plans to regenerate Harrow Town Centre and make it a key shopping and entertainment destination.

I’d like to thank our local traders and shoppers for their patience while the works were taking place. We have worked hard to keep disruption to a minimum and provided regular updates as the project moved forward.

Bus routes 140, 186, 258 and 340 will operate in both directions on Station Road between College Road and Sheepcote Road . Routes 114 and 183 will operate northbound only.

For further information visit www.harrow.gov.uk/stationroad and click on ‘downloads’.

Source(s): Harrow Council

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