Helping Children Stay Dry On Way To School

MORE SHELTER: Another bus shelter is to be installed opposite this one in Playa Flamenca

SCHOOLCHILDREN will be able to take cover from the rain now that seven new shelters are being installed in and around Orihuela.

Councillor for Transport, Martina Schuerer said, “After months of fighting I have had permission to get the new shelters, two of those will be for Orihuela Costa.”

One will be in Las Filipinas near to the Blue Lagoon arch. The councillor said this site was chosen as there is plenty of space for a shelter and it is a school bus stop so it will give waiting children more protection from the elements.

The other will be at Playa Flamenca, near to the Mercadona on Calle Pablo Picasso opposite an existing shelter.

The news came as the councillor also announced that after a successful trial, the bus line from Torremendo to Entre Naranjos, Torrevieja Hospital and Zenia Boulevard, will continue. “We now have a yearly contract for the route,” explained Martina, “and it will continue to operate every Wednesday as a free service.”

Figures show that 20 people used the service at the end of November and just under 60 in December and they hope more people will use it. “We don’t want to spend more on buses but make the services we have better.  We want to put up more signs giving more information and we are also looking at a new app that people can download to their phones giving information on bus services.”

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