A series of bus stops across North East Lincolnshire have been given upgrades ahead of Christmas.
North East Lincolnshire Council, working in partnership with ENGIE and the North East Lincolnshire Bus Quality Partnership, has completed works to improve a number of bus stops across the borough.
At each location the bus stop kerbs have been raised to improve accessibility for users when boarding and leaving the bus.
Many modern buses are now able to lower their step height meaning the kerb and bus are almost level making it easier for visually impaired, wheelchair and mobility scooter users to use the bus network.
In total 17 bus stops have been upgraded at locations including:
- Cromwell Road, Cleethorpes between Hardy’s Road and Kingsway/Kings Road
- Chichester Road, Cleethorpes between Daggett Road and Kings Road
- Kings Road between Chichester Road and North Sea Lane
- Matthew Telford Park between Wren Crescent and Caspian Crescent – works at this location also included a tactile crossing to aid the visually impaired, wheelchair and mobility scooter users.
Matt Cranwell, Managing Director at Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “Stagecoach Grimsby Cleethorpes has one of the most modern bus fleets in the East Midlands region. All our buses are accessible for people with disabilities and for young families with small children in prams and buggies. Independent research shows that Grimsby and Cleethorpes have some of the highest levels of customer satisfaction and best value fares across the UK.
“We welcome the investment in bus stops by the council which helps make the whole experience of travelling by bus better for local people.”
Councillor Matthew Patrick, portfolio holder for environment, said: “These works are the latest in a series of upgrades to stops across the borough.
“The aim is to make public transport as accessible as possible to everyone.”
The council and ENGIE would like to thank road users for their patience and understanding while the improvement works took place.
North East Lincolnshire Council