Bus station pedestrian access closed

Pedestrian access to the rear of Pontefract bus station has been closed off as a safety measure, transport bosses have said.

Friday, 2nd November 2018, 3:23 pm
Updated Friday, 2nd November 2018, 3:28 pm
Pontefract Bus Station

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), which runs the station, said it was trialling the move following concerns that people were walking behind reversing buses.

Speaking at a meeting with passenger representatives on Thursday, WYCA's Neale Wallace said that the results of the trial would be examined and the move could be made permanent at a later stage.

Mr Wallace said: "The back of Pontefract bus station has been shut, so it can't be accessed by pedestrians from the rear.

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"We had some people walking behind buses in the area. We're trying to reduce the number of infringements.

"We're doing it on a trial basis and then we'll review it. If it's a permanent we'll put a gate on it."