Monday, 31 January 2011

Yate rail shelter repair just in time as temperatures tumble

Yate rail campaigner Chris Willmore with fellow
Town Councillors Wully Perks and Mike Drew

New glazing for station shelters was put to the test this weekend. As we reported recently, First Great Western have finally followed local rail users' suggestions and replaced the broken shelter glass with the metal mesh with small holes that has been used successfully on bus stops for years.

And just in time too! Even during this weekend's plummeting temperatures, the renovated shelters were still warm enough for passengers to sit down instead of wandering around stanping their feet to avoid frostbite.

And they're secure too - just look at the photo above. It's even possible to see right through TWO layers of the mesh, so people waiting needn't feel unsafe.

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