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PUBLISHED: 11:40 23 June 2008 | UPDATED: 20:42 05 July 2010

THE letter from E R Skepelhorn (June 6), commenting on a report of an East Suffolk Travellers' Association meeting, seems to belittle the idea of real-time information at the bus stops as promised by Suffolk County Council.

THE letter from E R Skepelhorn (June 6), commenting on a report of an East Suffolk Travellers' Association meeting, seems to belittle the idea of real-time information at the bus stops as promised by Suffolk County Council.

We, as an association, have been critical of the county council in the past, but we welcome this move. Knowing if a bus is running late or cancelled is important for the would-be user and we already have such a facility at many rail stations, including unstaffed ones.

It is all part of the process of making public transport more attractive for current and potential passengers.

That also means more shelters, at least at all the more heavily used bus stops.

The East Suffolk Travellers' Association is pleased that at long last a shelter has been erected on the south side of Gordon Road. It is a pity that one could not have been erected on the north side at the same time.

We are also pursuing the issue of a bus shelter on the approach road to the Tesco superstore and guaranteed bus/train connections with service 601 at Halesworth station.

It is also important to have easily, accessible information and to know who to contact if things go wrong.

These may seem minor, unglamorous issues, but they all add up to improving the travel experience and reducing car dependency.

TREVOR GARROD

Chairman

East Suffolk Travellers' Association

Clapham Road

Lowestoft

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