Douglas Transport Interchange

Why is the Douglas Bus Station still at the Lord Street Site? The Sea Terminal building is designed with a bus turnaround road layout, provides good shelter, joined up public transport opportunities with sea passenger traffic and horse trams and access to shops, faclilities, DDA, Welcome Centre etc. It would help reduce traffic congestion from the shabby and run down Lord Street area and encourage greater business use of the shops and eateries in the Sea Terminal building, making better use of that asset for passenger, the public and transport undertakings alike. A win win.

 

There would be no need for any capital expenditure on a new bus station site, and any potential developers for the Lord Street Site would not be detracted by presence of the bus station there.

 

Why the contribution is important

This suggestion is more to do with an effective and joined up running of services than a revenue saving as such. The opportunities offered by a fully integrated transport interchange at the Sea Terminal site would make for a better customer and IOM visitor experience.

by Woodyboyo on May 02, 2017 at 02:49PM

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  • Posted by charlie May 02, 2017 at 23:28

    Absolutely agree 100%, the Sea Terminal is all geared up with the welcome centre incorporating a ticket office, coffee shop, newsagents etc. Link from ferry to bus or horse trams.
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