Bus passengers in Chorley are benefiting from new bus shelters as part of a refurbishment programme.

Chorley Council owns 80 of the borough’s bus shelters and has encountered problems ranging from damaged frames, rust and decaying paint to some completely unusable for passengers.

The work, which will see all the 80 dark green shelters spruced up, will be completed in the next few weeks, with each one getting a bin installed too.

New shelters have been installed outside Eldon House, Brooke Street, A6 Whittle-le-Woods close to Doorway to Value, two on Blackburn Road, the A49 close to Papa Luigi’s restaurant, Euxton Lane, opposite Buckshaw Avenue and Clayton Brook Road.

Councillor Terry Brown, who is overseeing the bus shelter refurbishment programme, said: “Over time the bus shelters the council owns have been neglected and in some cases left in a terrible state.”