It’s back to square one on Hightown turning circle

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Translink officials have said failed attempts to install a turning circle for buses in the Hightown area have put them back to “square one” on trying to place a facility in the area.

At this month’s Planning and Consultation committee meeting, during Translink’s six month update local bus manager Gerry Mullan said it was proving “very frustrating” on finding a resolution to the long standing problem.

He said: “There is a large catchment area of people that would use the bus in the Hightown area and it really is quite frustrating that we can’t get a turning circle in place.

“We had tried to work with the Roads Service on a possible location but they turned us down so it is back to square one in looking for a suitable location - it really is very frustrating.”

Sinn Fein councillor Gerry O’Reilly said there was a possibility for a bus turning circle in the lay-by of Edmund Rice College.

Mr Mullan said he would organise a site visit to explore that possibility further, he added: “Any support and pressure you, as elected representatives, can do to help make this happen would be appreciated.”