Bidgee wrote:At least the old interchange had a roof!
ALBION1881 wrote:With the new Belconnen interchange being that wide you could nearly run a set of tram tracks in the middle all the way into the city.
Sir Pompously wrote:To give the old interchange a facelift would have required it to be knocked down and rebuilt, probably in the same fashion as we currently see in the above pictures. The ACT Government seem to not want proper infrastructure at their stations, otherwise we would see something along the lines of Brisbane's busway stations. I agree that it may not have the same shelter/protection as the previous Interchange, however that 1970's eyesore needed to be torn down and replaced (The Town Centre needed a refresh, and they are doing just that by removing all the ugly out of it). The Bus Station system is a great idea, allowing passengers to spread out around Belconnen instead of being centered in one place and having to interchange for a bus to get to the top of the town centre. The Mall Stop will be right outside the mall, so yes it will be attractive to users. I don't think they will have AdShel's either, but proper shelters from what I could see when I last went by. There will be alot of other people at the stop, CCTV, plenty of lighting and Westfield Security.
Bidgee wrote:Last time I used the Lathlain bus station at night, I felt unsafe even with the lighting and the police station near by since the CCTV camera's were out of order and no security were patrolling the area (It doesn't take very long for a crime to be committed).
I still believe the old interchange could have been modernised (at a less cost then the current project). I guess we all have different opinions.
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