Next phase of 'boulevard' station work begins

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Work on the next phase to create a ‘boulevard’ around Brighton Station is set to start this week.

Redevelopment has already been carried out on the Brighton Station Gateway, including extending the footways on Surrey Street and installing a loading bay and cycle racks and providing new surfacing.

The work around Queens Road includes creating a new bus shelter, public seating, new lighting on wider footways and tree planting.

Councillors on the environment, transport and sustainability committee have approved the introduction of three loading bays as well as a contra-flow cycle lane that will create a more direct route to the station.

The latest work starts today and will see Surrey Street and Queens Road lined with trees to create a boulevard effect.

The final stage of the scheme will focus on the area in front of the station with the council planning to remodel the bus stop, upgrade the crossing points and install new lighting, paving, trees and seating.

It is expected all the work will be finished by autumn.

Councillor Ian Davey, lead member for transport, said: “Creating a more welcoming and pleasant space around Brighton Station is long overdue and it is wonderful to see the improvements taking shape. I’d like to thank the transport operators, businesses and residents, who have contributed to shaping the scheme and for their patience while the work is taking place.

“Whether you are travelling, living or working in the area the station and surrounding streets have a big impact and the aim is to create a much improved environment for everyone, whatever mode of transport they use.”

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4:36pm Tue 6 May 14

whatevernext2013 says...

i just don t see it ,the only thing people see arriving by rail is the taxis blocking the roads around the train station even people who use the park and ride are caught up in the chaos caused by the taxis blocking up the whole area around the train station
i just don t see it ,the only thing people see arriving by rail is the taxis blocking the roads around the train station even people who use the park and ride are caught up in the chaos caused by the taxis blocking up the whole area around the train station whatevernext2013
  • Score: 9

5:21pm Tue 6 May 14

paul76 says...

I don't know if anyone else has noticed it, but on the east side of Queens Road there is a shiny new pavement that appears wider then before, however every few meters there are now what appear to be planters or seat areas set in the pavement reducing the width back to what it was before.

Surely a wide pavement with no obstructions would make more sense in the area around the station than funnelling people onto a narrow pavement.
I don't know if anyone else has noticed it, but on the east side of Queens Road there is a shiny new pavement that appears wider then before, however every few meters there are now what appear to be planters or seat areas set in the pavement reducing the width back to what it was before. Surely a wide pavement with no obstructions would make more sense in the area around the station than funnelling people onto a narrow pavement. paul76
  • Score: 8

7:40pm Tue 6 May 14

PracticeNotTheories says...

Increasing the pavement size is great, but, as stated, taxis cause a major bottleneck, in a now reduced road area, and Surrey Street now being a single lane means buses dropping off cause major tailbacks.
While perhaps a good idea, a terrible implementation. I assume the Green's hard at work making things look nice, but work a whole lot worse.
Increasing the pavement size is great, but, as stated, taxis cause a major bottleneck, in a now reduced road area, and Surrey Street now being a single lane means buses dropping off cause major tailbacks. While perhaps a good idea, a terrible implementation. I assume the Green's hard at work making things look nice, but work a whole lot worse. PracticeNotTheories
  • Score: 5

10:17pm Tue 6 May 14

Saltdean Resident says...

I drive round there nearly every day at rush hour and haven't noticed much difference, the only pain us when there's a lorry making deliveries and blocks a lane, but that was always the case.
I drive round there nearly every day at rush hour and haven't noticed much difference, the only pain us when there's a lorry making deliveries and blocks a lane, but that was always the case. Saltdean Resident
  • Score: 2

10:50pm Tue 6 May 14

notaconspiracy says...

Ok, I often have to drop people off at this accursed station. (I wish they'd just use Hove on Portslade)

I strongly suspect that this phrase :"the aim is to create a much improved environment for everyone, whatever mode of transport they use.”

... doesn't apply to us drivers in the massive queue down from the Seven Dials to drop our lazy kids off. (Or anybody else who doesn't walk to their train!)
Ok, I often have to drop people off at this accursed station. (I wish they'd just use Hove on Portslade) I strongly suspect that this phrase :"the aim is to create a much improved environment for everyone, whatever mode of transport they use.” ... doesn't apply to us drivers in the massive queue down from the Seven Dials to drop our lazy kids off. (Or anybody else who doesn't walk to their train!) notaconspiracy
  • Score: 1

11:21pm Tue 6 May 14

lewes road low life says...

What an idiotic place to site a bus stop now that surrey street is only one lane, across the junction of two roads - surrey street and terminus road.
Who exactly is going to want to sit on the new seating in queens road ? street drinkers and late night revellers along with the remainder of their kebabs and stomach lining ! and exactly why have there been temporary railings scattered along the pavement of surrey street the last few weeks ? all they are doing is causing an obstruction to pedestrians.
I am still none the wiser as to what all this mysterious looking tubular "street furniture" is that has been springing up all over town partially wrapped in cling film and hazard tape but doubt it is going to enrich my quality of life in any way, anybody care to enlighten me ?
What an idiotic place to site a bus stop now that surrey street is only one lane, across the junction of two roads - surrey street and terminus road. Who exactly is going to want to sit on the new seating in queens road ? street drinkers and late night revellers along with the remainder of their kebabs and stomach lining ! and exactly why have there been temporary railings scattered along the pavement of surrey street the last few weeks ? all they are doing is causing an obstruction to pedestrians. I am still none the wiser as to what all this mysterious looking tubular "street furniture" is that has been springing up all over town partially wrapped in cling film and hazard tape but doubt it is going to enrich my quality of life in any way, anybody care to enlighten me ? lewes road low life
  • Score: 2

9:08am Wed 7 May 14

Saltdean Resident says...

Take it back, today was a nightmare.
Take it back, today was a nightmare. Saltdean Resident
  • Score: 2

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