New accessible seats installed at Bedford bus stop

Elstow Road bus stop has been upgraded after residents complained about the seating.

Thursday, 4th August 2022, 1:04 pm

Bus passengers will be sitting comfortably after new seats were installed at a Bedford bus stop.

The seats replace the previous angled ones after older people complained to Cauldwell councillors, saying the seats was unsuitable for older people and meant that they had to stand.

Labour councillors Fouzia Atiq and Abu Sultan used money from their ward funds to change the setting at ‘The Angel’ bus stop on Elstow Road.

Councillors Abu (left) and Fouzia on the new bench.

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Atiq and Sultan said: "The feedback we have had since the new seats have been installed has been really positive. We are pleased that our residents who frequently travel by bus have been made a little more comfortable by simply changing the seats at the bus stop.”

They added: “Thanks to the Bedford Borough staff who did the work. We will listen to concerns and suggestions given to us, and act on them whenever it is possible to do so."