Passengers' plea for action over bus station upgrades
COMPLAINTS have been voiced that much-needed alterations are yet to be carried out at Llanelli bus station.
Passengers have spoken out about the shelters, claiming the seats are uncomfortable and that rain is getting in because of gaps in the glass panelling.
Assurances were made by Carmarthenshire Council in April this year that the problems would be fixed, but residents are unhappy that the work is yet to be done. A council spokesman said the changes would be made before the East Gate development was completed.
George Evans, a salesman from Trostre, said: "It seems to me that with all the money the council say that they've put into it, such a minor adjustment to the bus shelters shouldn't be a problem."
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And Jess Richards, a student from Llanelli, added: "The seats are no good because you fall off. In the winter, waiting for a bus, it's cold and wet." Julie Corish, from Llanelli, said: "When we sit on them we slide, its soaking and its dangerous."
Ryan Smith, who travels into Llanelli from Burry Port, said: "The council needs to look into this.
"Its all well and good making a new bus stop, but so many buses come along here that you can't get out of the rain, the way the shelter is currently."
A Carmarthenshire Council spokesman said: "The council has listened to Joe Public, who are not happy with the seats.
"We have said we will put horizontal seats in, and we are waiting for that to happen.
"It is our decision to say yes to it, but it's down to the developer to do it.
"They have to wait until a suitable time, but it will be done before the site is completed."