Worcester Eco Bus Shelter
State-of-the-art bus shelters coming to Worcester.
11:54 29 September 2021
Worcester is set to become the first city in the United Kingdom to feature state-of-the-art eco-friendly bus shelters.
The first Smart Hub shelter with living rooftop gardens and solar panels is set to be installed at Cathedral Square. It is made from graffiti-resistant materials and will feature large displays, smart lighting, anti-bacterial coating and integrated CCTV.
The scheme is part of Worcester's bigger project designed to support Worcestershire's net-zero and aggregated power policy. The shelters, which are partly powered by solar panels, are made from recycled bottles and have insect-friendly sedum roof, which absorbs carbon from the city's streets.
Councillor Alan Amos, cabinet member with Responsibility for Highways and Transport, said: “It’s fantastic that we are going to be installing these state-of-the-art bus shelters in Bromsgrove and Worcester.
“We were the first council to seriously investigate the potential for using renewable energy across our transport infrastructure and the first to install a solar-powered, real time passenger information display back in 2016.
“These new shelters will be great for passengers travelling on our buses as they will have real time information about services available right in front of them.”