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Revamp sees bus shelter restored to its former glory




A unique town bus shelter dating back to 1955 has been refurbished.

The tramcar-shaped bus shelter in Lambseth Street, Eye, was originally paid for by townspeople to commemorate the Queen’s coronation, and has now been restored to its former glory.

Initiated by resident Patrick Burnside, who was afraid the shelter would one day be knocked down, the restoration project was headed by councillor Richard Berry, who said: “I am pleased about it.

County councillor Guy McGregor, bus operator Jeff Morss and Eye mayor Jane Hudson in front of the bus shelter. Picture by Mecha Morton.
County councillor Guy McGregor, bus operator Jeff Morss and Eye mayor Jane Hudson in front of the bus shelter. Picture by Mecha Morton.

“I think it’s made a positive addition to quite a prominent part of our town.

“We have had positive feedback with people saying it’s nice to see things getting done.”

As part of the project, Suffolk County Council also plans to install real-time display panels at the bus stop.

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“We thought we might involve the school children in this project,” added Cllr Berry.



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