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Temporary barriers around North Gate bus station in Northampton soon to be taken down

Barriers were installed outside North Gate Bus Station on March 3.

Barriers were installed outside North Gate Bus Station on March 3.

Following the calls for increased safety measures around the North Gate bus station, Northampton Borough Council has confirmed the temporary safety barriers along Sheep Street could soon be a thing of the past.

A spokesman for the council said: “The County Council is installing the permanent barriers outside the North Gate Bus Station and have advised us there has been a problem with a supplier, but these will be delivered and installed by the end of this month.”

Renewed calls for permanent hard-standing barriers to be installed came last week, after a series of collisions near the bus station prompted fears for pedestrian safety.

The county council had originally stated the temporary barriers, weighed down by sandbags, would be removed by the end of March.

Following calls to install toilet facilities at Victoria Street for National Express passengers, the borough council this week promised the “improved facilities will be in place by the end of October.”

 

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