Murd writes to the Gurn with his opinion on a proposed move of the bus stop out of the "bus station" .
I asked at the recent joint meeting of Nairnshire community councils, why was it necessary to stop using the bus station for the reason that it was built. It has shelters, seating, and a cafe. The bus station is a safe place to uplift and set down passengers without them stepping in front of oncoming traffic.
Now it appears Auldearn people will have to come to Nairn for a bus to go east and will have to cross the A96, which will be a risk that need not be taken. And at moment this would not have to happen as the bus would be pulling into the bus station.
When I said that I did not use the buses I was told in effect that if you don’t use them there is no need to get concerned.
I have worked in the past as a bus driver and passenger safety was part and parcel of the job so I feel my contribution was valid and should not have been rubbished in this way. As your readers will know I do try to get the best for everyone.
It would be NICE if some of the more forward councillors would put some of their burning desire to involve themselves in civic life into providing a ramp for the disabled at the Firhall Bridge and sorting out the danger created on the Station Brae for instance, rather than dreaming up pet projects that are candidates for the ongoing talking shop.
May I ask again, why do they want to move the bus stop? to the side of the road and let the public know their justified reason.
Murd Dunbar "