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Issued: 20 February 2004

Improvement work at Arbroath Bus Station

IMPROVEMENT work to Arbroath Bus Station starts on Monday (23rd February 2004).

The work is being funded from the £320,873 grant Angus Council received from the Scottish Executive for public transport projects.

The work includes the improvement of the road surface, footways and passenger waiting area. The bus bays are also being modified to cater for the new generation of low floor wheelchair accessible buses, which are now in regular use on the Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie, Monifieth and Dundee city centre services.

The refurbishment is expected to take around five weeks to complete, during which time there will be some disruption to passengers.

Limited bus bays will be in operation at certain times, movement on the front concourse will be restricted and no car parking, other than for disabled persons and the picking up and setting down of passengers, will be available.

Access to the cafe, taxi office and toilets will be maintained during the works and although there may be some delays to bus services at peak times all bus services calling at Arbroath bus station will continue.

In addition to the road and pavement works, the opportunity is also being taken to install CCTV at the bus station to improve passenger safety and reduce vandalism.

Passengers with any queries regarding these works should contact the council's transport team on Forfar (01307) 473708.