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Gimmie shelter! Kenley bus passengers anger over lack of action

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BUS passengers in Kenley are increasingly irate their shelter – which was flattened in a dramatic crash in September – has still not been replaced.

The bus stop was destroyed in a three-car collision in September, which miraculously left drivers unharmed.

Since then passengers have been left out in the cold as Transport for London do not have shelters in storage and need to make each one specially.

Steve O'Connell, the London Assembly member for Croydon and Sutton, said he had written to TfL urging them to hurry the process along.

"I am very much badgering TfL about this as it's a particularly bad time of year to not have a bus shelter and the residents require it,

"I've written to TfL at the highest level as this time period is unfortunate but they do not have a great big hangar with lots of bus shelters – they have to be made to size.

"They have said it can take up to three months but I have asked them to shorten that time as much they can."

Simon Horsley, TfL's operational services manager for bus infrastructure, said concerns over the safety of the shelter's location had led to a reassessment of the site and delayed its replacement.

"Our engineers have confirmed the position is safe and a replacement shelter will be installed by February 2014," he said.

Gimmie shelter! Kenley bus passengers anger over lack of action


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