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'Bus fumes are becoming worse'

How I agree with your correspondent of April 26, about sitting with vehicle engines running.

You see them come out of the shops, get in their cars, switch the engines on, then go on their phones for ages.

Why switch your engine on if you are not going to move?

Air quality near the bus station is particularly bad and I have often wondered why some Centrebus drivers leave the bus engines running while going indoors for a break. This is very unpleasant for waiting passengers who have to breathe in the fumes.

I am also surprised at Stagecoach’s latest development where it now ‘dumps’ people on to Wharf Road, although it is right next to the bus station.

These buses stopping are going to make traffic jams worse on a road already clogged up with traffic, which will impact on air quality. This move puts elderly and disabled people at a disadvantage, especially those who have difficulty walking or are in wheelchairs.

I believe that bus stop was put there for the works bus, but its passengers are of working age and get on and off very quickly, and there’s also a big difference in the number of buses per day.

Come on Stagecoach, look after your passengers.

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