Bus fre­quency to be upped dur­ing Plaza de la Reina works

Costa Levante News - - NEWS -

By Shel­ley Lid­dell VA­LEN­CIA'S mu­nic­i­pal bus com­pany, EMT, will be launch­ing shut­tles ev­ery five min­utes from the in­te­rior ring road to the town's his­toric cen­tre, namely Plaza de la Reina and Plaza del Ayun­tamiento.

To this end, EMT will use the in­ter­changes of Te­tuán, Porta de la Mar and Tor­res de Quart as bases for these rapid bus lines to trans­port pas­sen­gers to the heart of the city.

These di­rect buses will come into ser­vice in April 2018. This date co­in­cides with the start of work to re­model Plaza de la Reina dur­ing which the end of Calle de la Paz and the start of Calle San Vi­cente will be closed to traf­fic for the du­ra­tion of the re­mod­elling.

Coun­cil­lor Gi­ue­seppe Grezzi, sees these road clo­sures as an op­por­tu­nity to pedes­tria- nise part of Plaza Ayun­tamiento, al­though he has yet to agree the fi­nal de­tails with his fel­low coun­cil mem­bers.

Al­though he did give a clue to the changes pub­lic trans­port would un­dergo.

"The works of the Plaza de la Reina will af­fect the whole area, since we want to pro­vide bet­ter pub­lic ser­vice, we are al­ready work­ing on the so­lu­tions for when the work be­gin, now there are too many bus lines to the cen­tre."

EMT aim to re­duce the lines that trav­el­ling to the cen­tre, and use the fast shut­tles in­stead so users don't have to wait more than five min­utes.

Low pol­lu­tion, elec­tric and hy­brid buses will be used for the shut­tle ser­vice.

EMT will pre­pare an im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion cam­paign for any busline changes.

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