Drop off facilities at Stanmore Station

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-11-19
Session date: 
November 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4543
Question By: 
Navin Shah
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

I would be grateful if you could look into the issue of providing a safe drop off area outside the station for taxi and car users? The current ban other than buses is an area of regular contention, frustration often leading to strong words! Is there anyway you can resolve this problem?

Answer

Answer for Drop off facilities at Stanmore Station

Answer for Drop off facilities at Stanmore Station

Answered By: 
The Mayor

There is not enough space outside Stanmore Station for private cars, taxis and private hire vehicles, alongside the existing bus services which are required by the public. The rationale behind permitting buses is that they carry a larger number of passengers than individual cars or taxis.

 

Providing a drop-off facility would cause congestion in the area and prevent buses from alighting in line with the kerb and allowing wheel chair ramps to deploy effectively.

 

However, as you are aware, there is a car park adjacent to the station which can allow taxi and car passengers to be dropped off.