Building Research Establishment employees to benefit from new bus stops

Watford Observer: Left to right: Peter Bonfield, BRE, Watford Mayor Dorothy Thornhill, and chairman of UNO Philip Waters Left to right: Peter Bonfield, BRE, Watford Mayor Dorothy Thornhill, and chairman of UNO Philip Waters

A new bus service was launched yesterday, with Watford Mayor Dorothy Thornhill and the chairman of UNO Philip Waters in attendance.

The UK Building Research Establishment (BRE) staff, visitors and tenants as well as the local Garston community will benefit from two new stops on the UNO 622 and 652 bus routes.

From March 31 the buses, which form part of the University of Hertfordshire service, will make additional stops on Bucknall’s Lane and on the BRE site in Garston which receives in excess of twenty thousand visitors a year. 

Mayor Thornhill said: "Traffic congestion and parking are two issues that resonate with Watford residents. We all need to start making small switches in our behaviour, taking the bus instead of the car once a week makes a difference or cycling - we’ve seen a huge increase in cycling around the town in the past months. A multitude of small positive actions like this could transform our town."

For further information contact Linda McKeown on mckeownl@bre.co.uk

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6:24pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Sara says...

Bucknalls Lane is of course not in Watford..
Bucknalls Lane is of course not in Watford.. Sara
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7:44pm Tue 11 Mar 14

shalvey says...

BRE would have been better off applying for a new stop on the Abbey Flyer train service!
BRE would have been better off applying for a new stop on the Abbey Flyer train service! shalvey
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8:19pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Nascot says...

As much use as a chocolate fireguard considering the amount of time it is closed and a bus replacement service operates.
As much use as a chocolate fireguard considering the amount of time it is closed and a bus replacement service operates. Nascot
  • Score: -1

8:43pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Garth Woodhead says...

When I worked on a farm we had a bovine with a pretty smile like the one lady in the middle's got.
When I worked on a farm we had a bovine with a pretty smile like the one lady in the middle's got. Garth Woodhead
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8:44am Wed 12 Mar 14

Hampermill-Mike says...

Sara wrote:
Bucknalls Lane is of course not in Watford..
Your should see their website then at, as they seem to think they are in Watford

http://www.bre.co.uk
/contact.jsp

Garston is an area within Watford as is Oxhey, Oxhey Hall, Cassiobury, etc.
[quote][p][bold]Sara[/bold] wrote: Bucknalls Lane is of course not in Watford..[/p][/quote]Your should see their website then at, as they seem to think they are in Watford http://www.bre.co.uk /contact.jsp Garston is an area within Watford as is Oxhey, Oxhey Hall, Cassiobury, etc. Hampermill-Mike
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8:46am Wed 12 Mar 14

Sara says...

Hampermill-Mike wrote:
Sara wrote:
Bucknalls Lane is of course not in Watford..
Your should see their website then at, as they seem to think they are in Watford

http://www.bre.co.uk

/contact.jsp

Garston is an area within Watford as is Oxhey, Oxhey Hall, Cassiobury, etc.
It may have a postal address of Watford. However it is not in Watford Borough and therefore not part of Dorothy's domain,
[quote][p][bold]Hampermill-Mike[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sara[/bold] wrote: Bucknalls Lane is of course not in Watford..[/p][/quote]Your should see their website then at, as they seem to think they are in Watford http://www.bre.co.uk /contact.jsp Garston is an area within Watford as is Oxhey, Oxhey Hall, Cassiobury, etc.[/p][/quote]It may have a postal address of Watford. However it is not in Watford Borough and therefore not part of Dorothy's domain, Sara
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9:45am Wed 12 Mar 14

Bernard says...

The article as I have told the reporter is factual wrong - it seems the BRE have mislead everyone on this.

1. There are no bus stops on Bucknalls Lane and the time table shows no bus stops on Bucknalls Lane. No bus stop has been agreed with county highways who know there is no space for any such stops!

2. The bus will enter the BRE site - which is closed to residents so no local residents benefit even if they wanted to!

3. Residents in Bucknalls Lane are very angry that the BRE want to bring 10 buses a day down this road each way due to the current traffic and parking problems - indeed at peak school times I don’t it will get down the road!

4. UNO have reduced the service they run through Coates Way and the Meriden which does serve local residents but happy to paid for by the BRE for a service that does not! Only one of these 10 buses a day will stop in Coates Way as they do now! That is not a service its a sham!

Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst

Lib Dem , Leavesden ward - yes that covers Bucknalls Lame and Coates Way!
The article as I have told the reporter is factual wrong - it seems the BRE have mislead everyone on this. 1. There are no bus stops on Bucknalls Lane and the time table shows no bus stops on Bucknalls Lane. No bus stop has been agreed with county highways who know there is no space for any such stops! 2. The bus will enter the BRE site - which is closed to residents so no local residents benefit even if they wanted to! 3. Residents in Bucknalls Lane are very angry that the BRE want to bring 10 buses a day down this road each way due to the current traffic and parking problems - indeed at peak school times I don’t it will get down the road! 4. UNO have reduced the service they run through Coates Way and the Meriden which does serve local residents but happy to paid for by the BRE for a service that does not! Only one of these 10 buses a day will stop in Coates Way as they do now! That is not a service its a sham! Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst Lib Dem , Leavesden ward - yes that covers Bucknalls Lame and Coates Way! Bernard
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10:31am Wed 12 Mar 14

Bernard says...

Have now rechecked with County Council.

BRE have actually been TOLD their buses CANNOT stop in Bucknalls Lane due to parked cars and the verge protection which prevents verge parking. So their press release is totally misleading and false in saying it will serve local residents. No local residents can use it!! Indeed why would they when more frequent buses and a longer routes are run along the A405 at the top of Bucknalls Lane!

If they wanted to serve local residents the 622 should be stopping 10 times a day at its stops in Coates Way now just once at 10.04. Really disgraceful that the BRE can issue such a misleading Press Release. I spoke to them direct and complained- mind you they had the wrong phone number on their web site and cannot even spell Bucknalls Lane correctly!!

Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst

Lib Dem , Leavesden ward - yes that covers Bucknalls Lane and Coates Way!
Have now rechecked with County Council. BRE have actually been TOLD their buses CANNOT stop in Bucknalls Lane due to parked cars and the verge protection which prevents verge parking. So their press release is totally misleading and false in saying it will serve local residents. No local residents can use it!! Indeed why would they when more frequent buses and a longer routes are run along the A405 at the top of Bucknalls Lane! If they wanted to serve local residents the 622 should be stopping 10 times a day at its stops in Coates Way now just once at 10.04. Really disgraceful that the BRE can issue such a misleading Press Release. I spoke to them direct and complained- mind you they had the wrong phone number on their web site and cannot even spell Bucknalls Lane correctly!! Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst Lib Dem , Leavesden ward - yes that covers Bucknalls Lane and Coates Way! Bernard
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