Walk of pain

Thursday, 17 August 2017

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A CLOUGHMILLS pensioner has blasted a new Frosses Road Park and Ride facility he claims "wasn't thought out properly" saying it's a "disgrace" the difficulties with it weren't picked up on sooner.
Describing Drumadoon Park and Ride as "half a job" Mr Peter Nixon claimed that the long walk faced by passengers returning from Belfast or Ballymena is "too much" for senior citizens and that no one else will use it in bad weather anyway.
Known locally as Killagen Stop the facility is on the junction of Drumadoon Road and the recently dualled section of the Frosses Road at Logans Fashions.
“I personally could make the walk," Mr Nixon told the Chronicle, "but my wife is a stroke victim of five years ago and it is too much for her. The walk is to much for any senior citizen. I have paced it and it is 585 yards, that's a third of a mile."
The southbound bus picks passengers up in the Park and Ride, but returning north bound passengers are deposited at a bus stop on the other side of the road, forcing them to undertake the lengthy walk back over the flyover to their vehicle.
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