Latest News | 27 June 2023

City’s key commuter routes set for major upgrades

Derby City Council
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Derby City Council has announced plans to improve links between Derby Midland Station and the city centre.

It is one of two schemes, supported by the Transforming Cities Fund, designed to provide better gateways into the city centre.

Brand new cycle lanes and footways are planned to provide new and improved links between the railway station and the city centre, providing an accessible gateway to the city.

Meanwhile, improved footways near the bus station, Traffic Street and Siddals Road will aid the flow of pedestrians between the Morledge and Pride Park.

To facilitate this, the carriageway between the bus station and Traffic Street will be realigned.

To improve accessibility, a number of crossing points will be enhanced to include cyclist crossing facilities.

New street lighting around the Morledge will also contribute to the improved safety and appearance of the area.

The traffic lights at the junction of the bus station and the Morledge will be upgraded to allow more buses to exit at once, while priority improvements will aid bus travel and improve traffic flow around the railway station.

Work is expected to start along the Morledge and Traffic Street later this month, and around Midland Road, Railway Terrace and Calvert Street in July.

Councillor Carmel Swan, the city council’s cabinet member for climate change, transport and sustainability, said: “The railway station is one of the major gateways into Derby for commuters and visitors, so it’s important that we make it as easy and safe as possible for pedestrians and cyclists to make their way to the city centre.

“I want to thank those that took part in the consultations for these works.

“Feedback from those who use our city is a key part of the process and we’re pleased to have had a positive response.

“As ever, our work to improve the city doesn’t stop here, and we will continue looking at ways to deliver better transport for Derby.”

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