Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Bus shelter built on road with no bus service

Unused bus stop
Image caption The shelter was installed as part of a planning development bringing a Home Bargains supermarket to the area

A £6,000 bus shelter was installed on a road in South Yorkshire despite the street having no bus service.

Timetable changes made a month earlier meant buses no longer call on Tickhill Road in Maltby.

But rather than remove the bus stop it was upgraded with a roof, bench and information panel.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) said it was reviewing its installation processes "to prevent this from happening again".

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Image caption The bus stop was a simple pole before it was upgraded

The shelter installation was approved as part of a planning application for a new Home Bargains store nearby and paid for by the property developer, SYPTE added.

The travel body hopes the shelter can be moved to the adjoining Hamilton Road.

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Tony Truman, who lives nearby, said: "Someone hadn't done their homework, have they?

"We've heard it on the grapevine that they're now going to move it."

Local residents also spotted the bus stop includes a spelling error, with Hamilton Road missing an 'L'.

Image caption Hamilton Road is missing an 'L' on the unused bus shelter

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