New bus shelter at Preston superstore

Andy Savage is the Store General Manager of Morrison's, Riversway, Preston
Andy Savage is the Store General Manager of Morrison's, Riversway, Preston
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A new bus shelter has been installed at a Preston supermarket, at a total cost of £10,000.

Preston Council has worked with Morrisons Riversway to replace an ageing bus shelter, which had been deteriorating.

Its positioning also meant shoppers coming from the docks had to walk through it to get to Morrisons.

The new shelter has been installed to the side of the footpath taking up one of Morrison’s car parking spaces, meaning that people don’t have to walk through it.

Cabinet member for community and environment, Coun Robert Boswell, said: “The council is responsible for the maintenance of around 80 bus shelters, of which this is one.

“It was no longer practical to keep maintaining the old shelter so we have worked with Morrisons to install the new one.

“We will continue to maintain all our shelters and are currently in the process of painting them.”

Store manager Andrew Savage, said: “The installation of the new shelter is great; the old one was past its best and was in a bad location.

“The new shelter looks great and is being used on a regular bases.

“We agreed to forfeit a car parking space as it was hard work for our customers to get through the shelter with their shopping.”