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Better by bus in Hamilton

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Fuseworks Media

People who travel by bus in Hamilton will soon notice improvements to their travel experience with new bus shelters, lighting and raised kerbs being installed.

Hamilton City Council looks after the bus infrastructure around the city, and as part of the 2018-28 10-Year Plan $1.95M has been put aside for upgrades over the next three years.

The new infrastructure will make waiting for and getting on and off the bus more accessible, safer and easier for Hamilton’s bus passengers who use the network more than 3,450,000 times each year

This year’s upgrades will see installation of:

40 new bus shelters and concrete pads at existing bus stops

40 bus shelter solar lights, mostly on the high-use Orbiter route, following a successful trial of the technology last year

10 accessible raised kerbs at bus stops with high use by older people and school students, or on the Orbiter route.

Work is now underway installing the raised kerbs and concrete pads, with the bus shelters and solar power planned for installation between April and June.

The installation of these 40 new bus shelters will mean the city will have 260 bus shelters across its network of 1031 bus stops.

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