In a number of cases the shelters can only be removed at night, for safety reasons. This is necessary in particular at important traffic junctions, if restricting the traffic is possible only at night. The dismantling of several bus shelters at several stops in a row takes place during a single night. As a rule, work begins at around 10 pm. Among other things, heavy equipment is used to break up the foundations, and this can be loud.
There may be a short-term noise nuisance
In contrast, building the structures only has to take place at night in certain cases. However, this work will not be as noise-intensive as the dismantling. Moreover, many work steps can be transferred to daylight hours.
The background to the changes is the new contract for advertising rights and street furniture, which according to current European law the city of Leipzig has to re-advertise at least every 15 years. RBL Media GmbH has been awarded the tender, having submitted the best offer for the city.