Battersea bus travellers getting drenched under half-built shelters
Bus travellers may turn their heads to the sky in despair as they wait for half-built shelters to be given roofs.
The bus-stops, stretching from St John's Road to Falcon Road, in Battersea, were installed in May but more than three months later bus passengers claim they are getting soaked, with the shelters missing glass panels from their roofs.
Transport for London (TfL) have said the shelters need to be constructed in stages.
Alan Weeks, 79, of Sabine Road, Battersea, said: "Bar one, all of the bus shelters are missing panels from their roofs.
"Why do they put up new bus shelters with half the roof missing?
"On a rainy day you will get wet."
Simon Horsley, operational services manager for London buses infrastructure, said: "The shelters are constructed in stages to allow the necessary foundations and electrical connections to be installed.
"The final stage will be the installation of the glass roof which is imminent. We apologise to our passengers for any inconvenience these works may have caused.
"When fully constructed, the new shelters will provide a cleaner, brighter environment for bus passengers."
The area is undergoing a multi-million improvement project, with granite paving, improved lighting and new street furniture being built.
Work is expected to be completed by November this year.
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