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New bus stop for Harrow Community Transport users unveiled in Harrow town centre
Elderly and disabled people now have better access to Harrow town centre after a community transport service was given a new drop-off and pick up point.
Harrow Community Transport’s accessible vehicles will be able to use the new bus stop in College Road, Harrow after work with Transport for London (TfL) and Harrow Borough Council.
TfL says this is the first time it has agreed a install a bus stop for passengers who find it difficult to use mainstream bus services.
Director of planning Ben Plowden said: “This is the first time we have given permission for a bus stop to be used by any vehicle other than our red London buses.
“We are very pleased to be able to support Harrow Community Transport in providing accessible transport services to the local community, which complements our own very successful Dial-a-Ride and travel mentoring services.”
TfL also hope the new stop will help give people better access to other bus services outside Harrow.
Harrow Community Transport chairman Gerry Devine said: "This is a real benefit for the people of Harrow, particularly those with mobility problems, who will have the convenience of direct access to the town centre and the bus station.
“It will allow convenient interchange between Harrow Community Transport's minibuses and TfL's bus services in Harrow, all of which have access for wheelchairs.”
MP for Harrow West Gareth Thomas, who was at the unveiling of the new stop, said: “This is good news for people with disabilities and good news for Harrow town centre.
“Harrow Community Transport deserves nothing but praise for their work bringing this bus stop into operation.”
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