Bus stops are usually nothing more than waiting sheds with a simple bench – nothing glamorous. But a bus stop in Singapore may have you “oooh-ing” and “aaah-ing” as many have come to dub it the “world’s best bust stop” thanks to its many amenities.
Designed by Singaporean firm DP Architects, the bus stop has ample seating, swings, books, a rooftop garden, bicycle parking, and phone chargers.
If passengers prefer ebooks, the stop has QR codes that allow them to download one.
A new bus stop in Singapore has books, a swing, and even phone chargers.
The stop also has an interactive screen that has the bus schedule, weather, and community information displayed.
Solar panels power all of the tech. The bus stop also features artwork by local illustrator Lee Xin Li.
The firm installed the stop in Jurong back in 2016. The stop is meant to operate for only a year, and is already at its half-way mark.
However, if well-received, the Singaporean government will install it in the island city-state’s other bus stops.
The ‘world’s best bus stop’ also has touchscreen monitors where you can find community information.
While touted as the “world’s best bus stop”, many of its features have already appeared in other bus stops around the world.
In 2013, San Francisco had around 1100 solar-powered bus stops.
In 2016, a London bus stop near Manchester’s Picadilly train station was installed with phone chargers and free WiFi. It also boasts of digital touch screens and a rooftop garden.
The local transport authority are looking to replicate said bus stop in other areas with added features.
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