First look at proposed Wickham transport interchange

A large bus shelter proposed as the Wickham interchange? Increased rail travel times? Detailed traffic modelling not done?

The Newcastle Herald reports on 30/07/2017:

… The interchange will take about two years to build.

… A summary of the environmental factors review flags the changes, which will include the installation of light rail between Wickham and Newcastle, and will ‘‘result in travel time increases for some rail customers’’.

… The summary says the closure of the level crossing in Railway Street  to make way for the interchange is likely to have an ‘‘acceptable’’ impact on surrounding traffic, although detailed modelling is still being done. Traffic flow on some sections of Charles Street and Station Street would become one way.

Read the full article on the Newcastle Herald website.