Buying a Bus Shelter
Finding the funding
Assistance with the purchase of bus shelters is often available; it depends very much on which local authority you are administered by. Ring us for advice - we try and keep up to date information on what money is available and will give this information out freely.
Getting a quotation/placing an order
Ring us for our brochure and price list (you may want multiple copies and / or a telephone quote for a meeting).
When you know what styles of shelter are being considered we can send you a clear simple written (no obligation) quotation detailing the price of the shelter and the cost of any available options e.g. lighting, or a time table case. Also detailed will be anything not included.
If you decide to make a purchase; there is a space on the written quote for your signature. You may and return it to us by post, e-mail or fax. We require no deposit or interim payment of any kind. We will agree a delivery time frame with you, if you are using a local contractor or local authority to install the shelter we will liaise directly with them and keep you informed of the progress. Only when the shelter has been installed and you, (the client) are satisfied will we raise an invoice, to be paid in 30 days.
Large slices of our work come from recommendation or repeat business.
Choosing the style of shelter
Seeing into and out of a bus shelter easily is vital to the feeling of personal safety for bus passengers. The direction of the prevailing winds should be considered, as should the amount of glazing needed. Our view is; if glazing is not essential, specify solid boarding. A small cantilever shelter will seat four people and shelter another four standing under the overhang.
Consideration should be taken not to block the sight line of road junctions or private driveways and enough space should be left on the pavement for a double buggy to pass unobstructed. Apart from these factors it is a matter of personal choice.
Finding a location
Where an existing bus shelter is being replaced this is usually the best place for a new one.
If a bus shelter is being proposed at a location where one has not been before consultation should take place with adjacent residents. If reasonable objections are raised these need to be taken into account, unreasonable objections can be considered then discarded.
A bus shelter should leave enough space on the pavement for a double buggy to pass unobstructed (allow 1.2 metres) and no part of a shelter should be closer than 400mm from the road; this reduces the chances of tall vehicles or wing mirrors clipping the shelter. Good visibility into the shelter by an approaching bus driver is helpful to avoid sudden braking, as is good visibility of an approaching bus for seated passengers.
The highways department at the County Council should be consulted and permission granted by them because they (usually) own the land and are responsible for the safety of the highway; your proposed bus shelter may be deemed unsafe for reasons not obvious to the layperson.
An after care and anti graffiti pack is sent out with every shelter, this will help keep you new shelter in pristine condition.
A good bus shelter will support an existing bus service for everybody by promoting the use of buses; a good bus service can be as important as a post office to the quality of both village and urban life.
For more information about our bus shelters, please contact Andy and Norma Robinson direct on: