Kingsley bus stop upgrades completed ahead of schedule

Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski with Cherokee Village resident Pauline Vos at the upgraded bus stop.
Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski with Cherokee Village resident Pauline Vos at the upgraded bus stop.

RESIDENTS of Cherokee Village in Kingsley will have an easier time hopping on and off the bus on Hocking Road with the completion of upgrades to the stop and shelter.

A new concrete foundation was recently put in place, making the bus stop in front of the retirement village more accessible to people with a disability and allowing for passengers to safely and more easily step off the bus.

The old bus shelter was also removed to enable the upgrade and a new replacement shelter was constructed by the City of Joondalup and funded by the Public Transport Authority.

“Before the new concrete foundation was put in, the step down from the bus was steep and difficult to safely navigate for a lot of the senior residents who frequent the bus route,” Kingsley MLA Jessica Stojkovski said.

“The old shelter also left commuters exposed to the sun or rain while waiting for their bus.”

Mrs Stojkovski, who advocated on behalf of Cherokee Village resident Pauline Vos to have the bus stop repaired ahead of its schedule, hoped the upgrade would encourage more people to use public transport.