South West Wales

Sgt Louise Lucas: Bus changes plan after fatal crash

Sgt Louise Lucas
Image caption Sgt Louise Lucas died after being hit by a bus on The Kingsway

Plans to reroute buses in Swansea city centre after a fatal crash have been unveiled.

Sgt Louise Lucas died after being hit by a bus on The Kingsway on 31 March.

Swansea council has formally authorised temporary barriers along the route and wants to stop eastbound traffic on the bus lane, subject to feasibility assessments.

It follows calls for "urgent action" to be taken to improve road safety.

At present, traffic travels in one direction on one side of the carriageway and in both directions on the other.

The proposals will be forwarded to the Traffic Commissioner who will have to agree any changes to the bus routes.

Bus route plans

  • The eastbound X11, X12 and X3 First Cymru services would leave The Kingsway via Christina Street, Mansel Street, De la Beche Street and Alexandra Road before rejoining at the junction of High Street
  • The eastbound Metro services (towards Morriston) would leave the West Way (Ffordd y Gorllewin) at the bus station, cross the concourse, head back along West Way to Oystermouth Road, Princess Way, Caer Street, Castle Bailey Street/Castle Street/High Street. Or, to avoid High Street, route via College Street, Bellevue Way and Alexandra Road and rejoin the current route at High Street

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