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Temporary bus shelters for Northlands Mall


Temporary bus shelters for Northlands Mall

Temporary shelters are being put in place outside Northlands Shopping Centre to keep bus users dry while construction of the new super stop is completed.

Flooding issues around the city last week meant contractors working on the new public transport super stop at Northlands had to be diverted to focus on urgent response efforts. Much of the work underway on the new super stop involved sucker trucks and water clearing equipment for underground construction and this equipment was clearly required in flooded areas around Christchurch.

Transport and Greenspace Unit Manager John Mackie says emergency response issues needed to take priority for the Council.

"We understand Environment Canterbury needs the expanded bus shelter to support its new "hubs and spokes" public transport model and construction is progressing, including road marking and signage.

"The project experienced some early delays and ongoing issues with the supplier pushed the deadline. We've put these temporary shelters in place to keep bus users protected from the weather while the work is finished. The super stop - essentially a 70 metre-long bus shelter - is expected to be in place by mid-July, as discussed with Environment Canterbury."


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