DELAYS: Bad parking is bad for all
On Tuesday, August 22, I waited at Alnmouth Station bus stop for the 15.15hrs X20 into Alnwick.
It ran through Hipsburn along the main road, due to terrible parking by a black sports car. Curly Lane had, I was told, been blocked to buses since 13.00hrs. No information had been posted by Arriva and at 16.45hrs, when I reported this to the police in Alnwick. The officer was surprised Arriva hadn’t contacted them.
He stated a member of the public contacted 101, reported this car and the blockage, but due to the volume of calls they would not have been answered promptly (I have got a photo of this car on my phone).
I understand Arriva has installed bus running information at the bus station in Alnwick, so is trying to help the public.
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But while idiots park so badly and people cannot therefore rely on public transport, we will remain with parking problems at the station and virtual gridlock in the town.