Bus stops are essential components of urban infrastructure, allowing citizens efficient and effective access to public transportation. However, the installation of a bus stop requires significant planning and modifications to the road.

You could need a bus stop in a highly pedestrian zone such as a city centre or a more rural bus stop. Here at Quinn, we specialise in road construction and provide groundworks and highway works, facilitating the installation of new bus stops.


Planning & Site Selection

The first step is determining the need for a bus stop and identifying the best location. This involves assessing the ridership demand in the area, evaluating road widths, traffic conditions, and any potential safety concerns.

Once the site is selected, you need to look at what features the bus stop will have. Will the stop have basic or advanced seating or high-tech digital displays? We need to look at the need for additional infrastructure like public bins, lighting, and accessibility features for disabled people, such as dropped kerbs.


Bus Stop Construction

Here at Quinn, our highway contractor division has many years of experience in creating new bus stop installations in busy town centres and suburbs in the UK.

Some locations might require the road to be widened, especially if a bus bay is being installed to allow buses to pull out of the flow of traffic. Our groundworks engineers will not only construct the new bus stop but will make alterations to pavement areas to facilitate the new bus stop.

We will implement kerb and drainage alterations to make the stop accessible and also ensure water flow does not pool around the stop and has access to suitable drainage.

New road markings and road paintings may be necessary to identify areas such as bus lanes; these guide bus drivers and inform other road users of the bus stop.


Bus Stop Safety

Ensuring safety for both the passengers and road users is paramount to us. Often, the area around a bus stop is landscaped to enhance aesthetics and provide a buffer between pedestrians and road traffic.

We will install safety rails where appropriate and other features such as:

  • Digital Displays
  • Lighting
  • Bins
  • Seating
  • Tactile Paving
  • Dropped Kerbs

Depending on the design, this might be a straightforward or complex process. Modern bus stops can include solar panels, digital displays, or even Wi-Fi capabilities.

If not already present, roads may need to be painted, and pedestrian signals installed to ensure safe crossing for passengers at the selected bus stop site.


Final Inspection and Approval

Before the bus stop becomes operational, it must be inspected by city or transportation officials. They will ensure it meets all legislative requirements, is safe for use, and is accessible to everyone.

Installing a bus stop is not as simple as placing a bench and a sign on the side of the road. It’s a complex process requiring coordination between various departments, attention to detail, and a focus on safety and accessibility.

As cities grow and evolve, so will the need for bus stops that meet the needs of local public transport users. Here at Quinn Developments, we can install and provide all the groundwork and necessary landscaping for the installation of new bus stops, and amendments to existing bus stops, increasing both safety and accessibility.