The Chester bus interchange has received one other award: the inexpensive transportation challenge award of the yr at Smarter Journey Reside Liverpool.
The bus interchange opened final yr and contains a vary of inclusive design options, together with directional and informative billboards, seating, trash cans and contrasting schedules, a Shopmobility Phone Inquiry Level, dual-height customer support counter with audition loop system, RNIB card for all (contact card), child restroom and unisex accessible child services, locker room setup and tactile directional pavement for passengers blind and visually impaired.
Councilor Brian Clarke, a member of the agency accountable for financial growth and infrastructure, stated: "Chester has already constructed a popularity for accessibility.
"We work intently with native and regional incapacity organizations, listening to their views and making certain they take part within the design of main large-scale tasks, together with the bus alternate, Storyhouse , Frodsham Road and Chester Northgate.
"Receiving an award for accessibility is especially rewarding, and we’re dedicated to enhancing the lives of our residents, whatever the challenges they face."
The bus alternate received one of many center class awards on the North West Institute's Structural Awards final yr.
Frequent and accessible buses from Cheshire West Park and Chester Council all use the bus alternate which additionally features a espresso store and a newsagent.
All buses have a retractable ramp and wheelchair areas and 170 accessible parking areas can be found within the municipal automobile parks.
The confirmed Shopmobility program has three,00zero annual bookings, and Capacity Angels is obtainable to assist guests make their purchases.
The hopper bus additionally gives the connection between the interchange and town heart.
The bus interchange operates 24 hours a day, with employees between 6:15 am and 11 pm Monday by means of Saturday and from 6:15 am to 9 pm on Sunday.
There are 13 bus stations serving a mean of 90 buses per hour (there are fewer providers operating between 22:00 and 6:00).
The data screens present passengers with a stay stream for bus arrivals.
Bus Trade in Chester
Chester grew to become the primary British metropolis to win the European Fee's Entry Metropolis Award in 2017.
This award acknowledges cities for his or her efforts to facilitate the entry of individuals with disabilities and older folks to public areas, and highlights these with clear plans for enchancment.
Maps, interpretive panels, flyers and the AccessAble on-line help web site additionally enable guests to town to know precisely the place the services are.