New shelters will form part of proposed Journey Hubs
A number of new bus shelters will start to be installed from next week (13 June) in Haddington, Dunbar, North Berwick and Longniddry. The new shelters will have solar lighting, extra space for timetables and an additional display area that can be used to advertise local events.
Cabinet Spokesperson for Environment, Economic Development and Tourism, Cllr John McMillan, said: “The Council is spending £60,000 on the upgrade of our bus stop infrastructure which is complementing the investment that bus operators are making. In the past week new express routes returned or were introduced including the X5 from North Berwick, X6 from Haddington and X7 from Dunbar offering local residents quicker journeys into Edinburgh.
“These new shelters also form a key component in the creation of Journey Hubs which will act as a focal point for sustainable transport in each of the main towns. Each Journey Hub will comprise bus stops with bike racks, information about local facilities and, in future, car and bike charging stations and car club vehicles.”
The new shelters are being installed at:
- Dunbar – High Street (both sides)
- Haddington – High Street* and Market Street**
- Longniddry – At railway station (both sides)
- North Berwick – Church Road
* The current bus stop on Haddington High Street will be split into two for ‘local services’ and ‘city-bound services’, and there will be two new shelters as the current shelter is too small. The new shelter will be located by the bike racks.
** The new bus shelter on Market Street will be on same location but will be a ‘cantilever’ style design allowing more people to be protected from the rain.