Metal railings have been added to a bus route in King's Lynn to make the area safer for pedestrians.

It had been feared that pedestrians could be at risk from passing buses travelling down a narrow street near Boal Quay, however, the new metal railings, which have been fitted at a bend in the road, will ensure that walkers remain safe, reports the Norfolk Eastern Daily Press.

Town officials hope that the new bus route, which travels between south Lynn and the town centre, will ease congestion and air pollution along Lynn's hectic London Road.

The addition of the metal railings is just one measure aimed at improving Lynn's roads, with the region also benefiting from an extra bus lane down Nar Ouse Way and automatic bollards which will prevent drivers from accessing bus lanes to jump traffic jams.

Zuhur Elmi, chair of Southall-based Somali Youth Helpline, recently called for more crash barriers to prevent people getting hurt after she was hit by a bus, reports the Harrow Times.