Breakthrough bus shelter open for business

February 29, 2016 9:23 PM
By Cllr Malcolm Cowan

Bus Shelter - Rachel Bus shelterWGC's, if not Hertfordshire's most innovative bus shelter was finally open for passengers recently.

Situated near Sainsbury's in Church Road, WGC, it was the brainchild of local LibDem councillor Malcolm Cowan.

'I saw the large ornamental frame near the bus stop which I got put in a couple of years ago, and realised its flat top made it ideal to take a plastic sheet as cover and turn it into a bus shelter, at a fraction of the cost of a normal shelter, and with no visible impact.

I had noticed the number of passengers using the stop has grown, now they have a cover and a bench seat'.

Two bike racks were moved, and two more added, to round off the facilities.

Local resident Rachel Basch (in photo) said, 'I know many local people who do not have cars and rely on this bus service, so the shelter will make waiting for the bus a less unpleasant experience in wet and cold weather'.