Wexford people queueing for public transport will soon be able to take shelter from the elements under a range of new bus shelters being installed by the District Council.
The local authority is erecting two bus shelters at Newtown Road, outside Wexford General Hospital and outside Wexford Racecourse; one on the Rosslare Road at Drinagh, opposite the IDA Business park; one at Sinnottstown lane and one at Crescent Quay. A bus shelter is being replaced in Rosslare Harbour, in conjunction with the National Transport Authority.
Borough Engineer Sean Kavanagh said the shelters are being provided to support and encourage the use of public transport within the district.
The locations have been agreed in consultation with bus transport companies, with most sites used by all service providers including Bus Eireann, Wexford Bus and Local Link.
Kent Stainless Ltd which manufactures local route shelters, have sponsored the shelter for the IDA Business Park. A further shelter is to be installed on the pedestrian access to Crossfarnogue Estate in Kilmore Quay, sponsored by Cllr. Jim Moore.
More shelters will be rolled out in 2020, subject to available funding. Discussions are ongoing with the National Transport Authority in relation to providing more shelters on the national routes.
Cllr. George Lawlor welcomed the news and said councillors have campaigned for shelters in the district, especially at the hospital where people have to queue in the rain.