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Solar bus timetables in Brighton and Hove
11:10am Sunday 10th February 2013 in News
Solar-powered bus stops are lighting the way home for night-time travellers.
Brighton and Hove City Council is installing the columns, which store power and illuminate the timetable at the push of a button.
The local authority installed one on the northbound side of Preston Road, near Preston Park station, after commuters said the spot was particularly dark at night.
Costing £1,500, the bus stop was funded by money raised by the council from private property developments nearby.
Another one, operating near the American Express Community Stadium, is due to be moved to the top of Coldean Lane serving passengers on the N25 route.
Transport committee chairman Ian Davey said: “There’s something nice about using sustainable power to illuminate sustainable travel. So hopefully pressing that button will also give our bus travellers a warm glow."