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Two new bus shelters for Tewkesbury

Published
29.03.2016

Residents will have better access to services now that two brand new bus shelters have been installed in the town.

To help people access the public services centre at Tewkesbury Borough Council's offices, and the brand new leisure centre next door, a new bus shelter has been installed on Gloucester Road this month.

This bus stop was previously located on the corner of Shephard Mead and it has been moved to improve access for vehicles at the junction. The new bus shelter at this stop is on a wider part of the footway and serves journeys to Cheltenham, Gloucester, Longford and Pates Grammar School.

Also this month, the existing shelter at the bus stop on Ashchurch Road outside Morrisons has been removed as it was beyond repair, and a brand new one has been put in.

This will serve Tewkesbury Leisure Centre when it opens later this year, and Tewkesbury Town Council has agreed to maintain the shelter in the future.

The two shelters have been funded by Gloucestershire County Council with a total investment of £15,000.

Cllr Vernon Smith, cabinet member for highways and flood said, "It was no longer practical to keep maintaining the old shelter at Morrisons so we've installed a new one that's fit for the future. The brand new bus shelter we've put in on Gloucester Road will make is easier for residents to access the joined up public services centre and the new leisure centre which will open at the end of May. By relocating the bus stop we've made the Shephard Mead junction safer for everyone too."

Two further bus shelters are also planned for Tewkesbury later this year, one on Sun Street to help reduce congestion on the High Street, and another at Barton Street to serve the hospital.

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