FORTY new bus shelters have already been installed at bus stops in Swansea, with more to come in the weeks ahead.

Swansea Council went out to tender last year and a new contractor is currently in the process of replacing all 112 shelters in the city which feature illuminated advertising panels.

Every shelter that is removed will be replaced although there may be a short gap between the old one being taken down and the new one appearing.

The new contractor will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and cleanliness of the new shelters at no cost to the council.

Stuart Davies, Head of Transportation and Highways, said: “Passengers can rest assured that if one of the old shelters have been taken down then it is going to be replaced.

“We are liaising with the former and new supplier to try to ensure this is done as quickly as possible but in some instances there will be a short delay.

“Once the new shelters are in place then we hope passengers will notice an improvement.”