The mystery of the disappearing Plymouth bus stop
A BUS stop has been painted on a road with no bus service – and then removed two days later.
The bus stops on Mountbatten Way in Plymstock were painted on the road by Plymouth City Council workers on Wednesday.
Malcolm Reynolds, who lives on Mountbatten Way, called The Herald to report the mistake as buses hadn't been down the road for two years.
However, two days later workmen were seen removing the freshly painted markings from the road.
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Mr Reynolds said: "It's been about two years since buses have been coming down here.
"There is no regular bus route here. There was an irregular summer service for the school kids but I'm not even sure it's going to run this year.
"People will be scratching their heads as to why this has been done – there is no regular bus service that people can commute on."
Mr Reynolds added: "Hard- pressed council tax payers are paying for this. I dread to think of the cost.
"They should know that buses don't come down here and that the work has been unnecessary."
A Plymouth City Council spokeswoman said: "Work is currently taking place to paint and repaint the road markings at bus stops across the city.
"Unfortunately we painted road markings at four bus stops that are not currently served.
"We are already removing the markings and have taken steps to ensure this does not happen again. The work has cost £1,245 in total."