12 June 2013
Six new shelters have been installed at bus stops across the island. They are being provided by Transport and Technical Services as part of their work to improve the environment for bus passengers.
The latest shelters are at:
- Grande Route de St Jean, served by bus service 27 (St John – St Helier): Becquet Vincent, Mont a l’Abbe School and Jardin des Carreaux
- Le Marais, served by bus service 16 (Le Squez – St Helier)
- Pont du Val, served by bus service 15 (Jersey Airport – St Helier)
- La Haule, served by bus services 9, 12, 12A, 14, 15, and 22
There are now more than fifty bus shelters in Jersey, compared to around twenty in 2008. The latest are the same style as the earlier examples, with the shelter at La Haule finished in light grey and those at the inland sites in dark green.
The shelters have been designed to blend into their surroundings, with new granite-faced retaining walls along the route of number 27 to allow the public footway to remain unobstructed. The new shelter at Jardin des Carreaux replaces a three year old structure of a slightly different layout, which TTS intends to re-use elsewhere.
Minister for Transport and Technical Services, Deputy Kevin Lewis said “As well as improving the frequency of bus services and developing the route network, my department has a policy of enhancing on-street facilities for bus users. Providing bus shelters is an excellent way of improving the attractiveness of public transport by helping to improve the travelling experience for bus users.”
He continued “TTS frequently receives requests for improvements of this kind, and I am hopeful that more shelters can be built in the near future. My Department has identified a number of potential locations where we will try to instal more shelters if funding can be identified.”