Bus row comes along again

Bleak Hill bus stop row with Dorothy Steven and Valery Navarra where the new stop has been moved
Bleak Hill bus stop row with Dorothy Steven and Valery Navarra where the new stop has been moved

NEIGHBOURS living near a proposed bus stop fear its introduction could cause a serious accident.

Two weeks ago Valery Navarra told the Reporter of her dismay after a Merseytravel information pole - which some residents mistook for a new bus stop - was removed from Bleak Hill Road in Eccleston after just two days.

But Mike Moat, 66, who lives nearby, says the siting of a bus stop near to the road’s junction with Gunning Avenue would increase the likelihood of an accident.

He said: “I’m not anti bus stops, but Bleak Hill Primary School is only about 40 yards away from the proposed bus stop site.

“My concern is that cars will be more likely to speed along this stretch of road to overtake stationary buses.

“It’s already an accident hotspot and it would increase the possibility of a head on collision.

“I couldn’t believe it when I saw the Merseytravel information pole being planted virtually outside my house to canvas opinion about a possible bus stop there.

“I know of at least five other residents who fired off e-mails to Merseytravel to ask them to remove it.

“It’s not that we just don’t want a bus stop near our homes - there are lots of bus stops around here - it’s the safety issue that’s worrying us.”