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New bus shelters in Thurrock

3 June 2021

Work is underway to install new bus shelters across the borough as older structures make way for more modern ones at bus stops.

Currently the first 46 bus shelters are in the process of being installed. Later in the year the project will move on to replace larger shelters, some of which will feature real-time bus arrival information and an electronic advertising panel.

Cllr Ben Maney, Cabinet member for highways and transport, said: "These new shelters provide better seating and lighting for the borough's bus users as well as being neater and less obtrusive on our pedestrian walkways.

"This is the first phase of a £1.2m bus shelter replacement and maintenance scheme which will improve the look of the borough and hopefully encourage more residents to use public transport.

"The new bus stops include one in Horndon on the Hill, which has been especially designed to be in keeping with the conservation area it is situated in."

The photo below shows different styles of bus shelter.