Glass bus shelter open for passengers

Marlborough Deputy Mayor Terry Sloan and Friendship Force Marlborough member Judith Kerridge cut the ribbon and declare ...
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Marlborough Deputy Mayor Terry Sloan and Friendship Force Marlborough member Judith Kerridge cut the ribbon and declare the new bus shelter open.

It has been almost five years in the making but Blenheim's newest bus shelter is officially open.

The $300,000 shelter features glass walls, wooden seating and an indoor and outdoor waiting area.

The Marlborough Friendship Force has campaigned for the new shelter at the railway station since 2013, when a group of Australian visitors they were hosting spent an hour waiting in the rain for a bus.

Marlborough Deputy Mayor Terry Sloan said at the official opening on Tuesday the shelter was a "testament to the lobbying" from the friendship group and would give visitors both arriving and leaving the town a "good impression".

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The bus shelter features indoor and outdoor areas with wooden seats and glass walls.
PAULA HULBURT/STUFF

The bus shelter features indoor and outdoor areas with wooden seats and glass walls.

Friendship Force Marlborough Members from left, Gillian Mutch, Val McMurtry with deputy mayor Terry Sloan, Judith ...
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Friendship Force Marlborough Members from left, Gillian Mutch, Val McMurtry with deputy mayor Terry Sloan, Judith Kerridge, Roz Bridges and Barry Bridges celebrate the opening of the new bus shelter after a long campaign.

The new $300,000 bus shelter at Blenheim's railway station has been designed to mimic the peaks and valleys of the ...
PAULA HULBURT/STUFF

The new $300,000 bus shelter at Blenheim's railway station has been designed to mimic the peaks and valleys of the Wither Hills.

 - The Marlborough Express

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