Call for bus shelter repairs

Colr. Brian Tierney. (DER0314PG016)
Colr. Brian Tierney. (DER0314PG016)
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By Andrew Quinn

andrew.quinn@derryjournal.com

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Speaking to the ‘Journal’ Colr. Tierney said many of the bus shelters were in a “state of disrepair”.

“Travelling through the estate it’s clear that bus shelters in the area have been allowed to fall into an awful state of disrepair. “Roofs have been vandalised, perspex glass has been removed and many shelters are simply no longer fit for purpose,” claimed Colr. Tierney.

Colr. Tierney added that he thought the Council needed to repair the bus shelters as a matter of urgency.

“This is a serious issue for those who rely on public transport, especially the elderly and the vulnerable. They need a shelter that wont leave them, in adverse weather conditions, of feeling insecure as we approach the darker winter months.”

Colr. Tierney concluded : “I’ll be pressing council to take action on this in the coming weeks. I am aware that the there are budget restraints for repairs such as these but I strongly believe this issue needs addressed.”