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10: Improving access to public transport

    Hold discussions with South Tyneside Council, Nexus, bus operators and local groups about opportunities to improve public transport in the forum area, including:
    • Improving the frequency of the bus service and range of destinations;
    • Opportunities to use smaller eco-friendly buses for local routes;
    • Improvements to bus stops, including reviewing their location, to reduce traffic congestion as well as highway and pedestrian safety and also options to provide real time data;
    • Developing options for the expansion of Metro parking which should include a
    comprehensive survey and investigation by STC/Nexus into the usage of East Boldon Metro station.