The waiting room at the Park & Ride was closed in March 2020 when the first lockdown commenced. It has not been re-opened since then. Up until that point, an informal arrangement had been in place to open and close the facility but that has now lapsed. With the colder/wetter weather now upon us there have been concerns raised with Steve by Kingswells Community Council and a number of members of the public.
With effect from 10 January 2022 the waiting room will be open from 6.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday. This arrangement is subject to review once the council budget has been approved. On that basis it will operate until at least the start of April.
Steve said, “I’m pleased the waiting room is open once again. This will allow residents to keep warm and dry as they wait for their bus to work. It’s just a pity the cut off point is so early in the evening but the hours of operation should hopefully prove to be sufficient for most people on their outward journey at least. With the lighting recently having been adjusted across the Park & Ride to come on earlier and go off later, these measures will help towards enhancing personal safety”.