The road outside the Pomme d’Or Hotel has, from yesterday, been designated as a bus lane with the aim of cutting journey times and reducing delays. The lay-by in front of the hotel can still be used and all existing traffic routes remain in place.
Coach stops have been created on Route de la Libération to improve safety for coach services and passengers.
Infrastructure Minister Kevin Lewis said: ‘This bus lane is the first of its kind in town and I am pleased that it will make eastward-bound travel out of Liberation Station much easier and quicker for Islanders.
‘The pilot scheme falls as part of the Sustainable Transport Policy – Strong Start Delivery Plan, and I am sure this improvement to the bus service will encourage more Islanders to take the bus as a good alternative to individual car use. I’d like to thank those who took part in the consultation and encourage Islanders to share their feedback on the scheme.’
LibertyBus director, Kevin Hart said he was confident that passengers will ‘welcome this green travel initiative’.
He added: ‘The roads surrounding Liberation Station are some of Jersey’s busiest roads, especially during peak times. The ability for buses to turn right out of the bus station will improve eastern bus route journey times and reliability.’
Islanders can give feedback on the pilot scheme by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.