Bus shelters make public transport more appealing

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Providing more bus shelters in Jersey will make public transport more appealing to islanders.

That’s according to the Department for Infrastructure, which wants to install more shelters on various routes in the island.

Bus passenger numbers between January and August this year are more than a fifth higher than the same period in 2013, when Liberty Bus first started running the service.

Eight new shelters have been installed recently.

I am pleased that passenger numbers have grown significantly where waiting shelters have recently been constructed. This clearly demonstrates that the policy of providing extra shelters, where feasible to do so, is a key part of making the public transport network a more attractive mode of travel. I would be pleased to hear what members of the public think of these six additional sites for shelters and I am committed to identifying more locations in 2017.

– DEPUTY EDDIE NOEL, MINISTER FOR INFRASTRUCTURE

The department has identified the following six locations for potential installation of more new shelters:

  • Greve d’Azette, opposite La Ronde Avenue
  • Grande Route de St Clement, outside St Clement’s Primary School
  • Red Houses, northbound at Clos de Quennevais
  • St Brelade’s Bay, eastbound at Woodford Car Park
  • St Brelade’s Bay, eastbound at L’Horizon Hotel
  • Havre des Pas, westbound at Marett Road

 The public consultation period closes on Friday 21 October.