Yekaterinburg sets up bus stop with heating

25 January 2016 (09:55)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, January 25, 2016. The city’s first well-heated bus stop was put up in Yekaterinburg recently. The stop (Kamenny Ruchei) is located in Shcherbakov St, the city council reports.

Deputy Mayor for Urban Development, Transport, & Environment Evgeniy Lipovitch went to look at the bus stop and to test the heat sensors in action.

The bus stop comprises a back and two side walls to protect passengers against the wind, three columns covered in protective steel sheets, a roof with in-built LED lighting, an infrared heater benches, and trash bins.

The structure is heated with an infrared heating panel installed in the roof that can be controlled with motion sensors and timers to save heat and power. It only takes a couple of minutes for the heater to warm the space up once you get under the roof.

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