Bus Stop Design

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BUS STOP DESIGN GUIDE

BUS STOP DESIGN GUIDE

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BUS STOP DESIGN GUIDE

This Document is available on the Roads Service website at: -www.roadsni.gov.uk.

Enquiries about this document should be directed to Roads Service Transportation Unit – contact details below.

Requests for this document to be made available in large print, Braille or audio tape should be directed to the same address.

Roads Service, Transportation Unit, Clarence Court, 10-18 Adelaide Street, Belfast BT2 8GB

Telephone: Fax: e-mail:

028 9054 0540 028 9054 0111 roads.transportation@drdni.gov.uk

October 2005
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CONTENTS
Page No. 1. 2. 3. 4. Introduction
Background
Siting of Bus Stops
Bus Stop Signage
: Bus Stop Signs : Bus Stop Poles 5. 6. Travel Information Shelters : Planning Requirements : General Requirements : Seats in Shelters : Bus Shelter Contract 7. Footway Infrastructure for Bus Stops : Kerbing : Easy Access Kerbing : Footways and Hard Standings : Bus Boarders and Footway Build Outs 8. Carriageway Infrastructure for Bus Stops : Note on Terminology : Note on Carriageway Marking : Carriageway Colouring : Bus Lay-bys

: Bus Bays 9. Summary of Dimensions
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Appendix 1
References

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INTRODUCTION
This Bus Stop Design Guide has been jointly produced by Road Service and Translink. It replaces the document Bus Stops - A Design Guide for Improved Quality1 which was published jointly by Translink, Roads Service and the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland in October 1997.

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The main purpose of this Design Guide is to present current best practice in relation to accessibility at bus stops.The document outlines requirements that meet the needs of bus users and, the changing profile of the Northern Ireland bus fleet with the introduction of low floor buses. In 1996/97 only 18% of the Citybus fleet had facilities to assist disabled passengers. This figure increased to 67% of the fleet in 2003/04.

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This guide is intended for use by all types of professionals involved in the planning, design and provision of bus stop infrastructure so that good practice can be applied consistently across Northern Ireland. Indeed, one of the main themes behind this guide is that the bus stop is viewed as a holistic environment rather than just somewhere for a bus to stop.This environment includes elements such as:

Siting stops for the convenience of passengers; • Pedestrian access to and from stops including connectivity with footways; • Suitability of waiting area; • Shelters and seating; • Security and lighting; 1

Bus Stops:A Design Guide for Improved Quality

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1. INTRODUCTION

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Information - timetables, route maps, service numbers; Bus stop pole and flag; Approach and exit paths for buses; Type and height of kerbs; Drainage; and, Surface markings for buses.

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BACKGROUND
Since the publication of the previous guide, there have been significant policy and operational developments that have impacted on the accessibility of the public transport system.

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The Regional Transportation Strategy (RTS)2 established a new approach to transportation planning in Northern Ireland. The implementation of the initiatives contained in this strategy will, over the strategy period, make a significant contribution towards the achievement of the “vision” for transportation contained in the Regional Development Strategy for Northern Ireland 2025 (Shaping our Future)3.This is to “have a modern, sustainable, safe transportation system which benefits society, the economy and the environment and which actively contributes to social inclusion and everyone’s quality of life.”...
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