AN ECO bus stop is on its way to Bromsgrove as part of a scheme to launch environmentally friendly bus shelters in Worcestershire.

The stop, which will be based at the rail station, will be powered using wind turbines and solar panels and will be first in the UK to be 100% ‘off grid’.

It is estimated that the shelter will save 3.6 metric tonnes of carbon over a ten year period and will be installed in mid-November.

The stop will also connect the 'Bromsgrove on Demand’ transport service to the railway station.

A hub will also be installed at Cathedral Square in Worcester.

The move is part of Worcestershire County Council’s drive to improve its transport network and contribute to its continued commitment to environment initiatives.

Worcestershire county councillor Alan Amos, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Highways and Transport said: “It’s fantastic that we are going to be installing these state-of-the-art bus shelters in Bromsgrove and Worcester.

“We were the first council to seriously investigate the potential for using renewable energy across our transport infrastructure and the first to install a solar-powered, real time passenger information display back in 2016."