In a bid to encourage more staff and students to take the bus, UEA has been investing in improvements to bus infrastructure. Bus Stop A on University Drive was the first to be redeveloped.
This new eco-friendly bus stop features 100% recycled flooring from glass bottles and tyres, timber sourced from FSC-certified forests, and natural materials such as an ivy screening wall and sedum green roof. All lights are ultra-low energy LED bulbs to further reduce the environmental impact of the bus stop.
To make bus journeys easier, a 65” real time display has been installed to give accurate live arrival times. This screen uses the same amount of energy as a small LED TV.
The bus stop has been in use since the beginning of the 2016/7 academic year, and was officially launched in November. Representatives from Sustainable UEA and First Bus attended, including UEA’s Transport Coordinator, the designer, and the project manager.
UEA are looking to upgrade other facilities on campus with similar designs.