Concern over ‘collapsing’ bus shelter

Lee-Anne Butler

A FACEBRICK bus shelter in Port Elizabeth’s northern areas is on the verge of collapsing, with commuters facing the daily risk of serious injury from its massive cement roof.

The bus shelter, located in Palm Ridge, Stanford Road, has been vandalised to the point of almost collapsing, with only one brick supporting one of the side-walls of the structure.

Ward councillor for the area Trevor Louw said the municipality had been aware for the past five years that the structure was being vandalised and could collapse on commuters. He said he had been inundated with complaints about the crumbling bus shelter in Stanford Road.

Louw said many pupils and the elderly relied on these shelters, especially on rainy days, while waiting for public transport.

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