Damaged bus shelter's future under review

Photo: Linda Robertson
Photo: Linda Robertson
The future of a damaged Dunedin bus shelter in Maori Hill is being considered.

The shelter, which may have heritage value, at the intersection of Highgate and Drivers Rd, has not been used since April 16.

An Otago Regional Council spokesman, Julian Phillips, said it was no longer being used as a bus shelter.

For city-bound passengers on the Helensburgh-City service, an alternative temporary stop had been set up at 70 Drivers Rd, which would be made permanent if the neighouring landowner agreed.

Buses travelling towards Helensburgh stopped at 10 Balmacewen Rd.

The Ridge Runner route also used the Highgate/Drivers Rd stop, and its buses picked passengers up from stops on Highgate further south.

Dunedin City Council spokesman Richard Saunders said the council was looking at options for future use of the shelter, either on the same site or elsewhere.

The council had been advised there might be some heritage value to the shelter, as it was possibly used as part of the city's tram network, and that was something being investigated further.

He was not sure how the bus stop was damaged in the first place.

- Gus Patterson

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