By Lara Keay For Mailonline
Published: 11:45 BST, 16 May 2019 | Updated: 11:50 BST, 16 May 2019
Residents in Rotherham were left baffled when a new bus shelter popped up on a road that is no longer served by buses.
The £6,000 state-of-the-art bus stop sprung up in Tickhill Road, South Yorkshire, earlier this month.
But neighbours were confused why the shelter had replaced the rusty metal pole that was there before as bus routes in the road have been axed.
Council officials were forced to apologise for the mistake and claimed they were unaware the two-bus-a-day service along the road had been cut in March.
A £6,000 state-of-the-art bus stop sprung up in Tickhill Road, Rotherham earlier this month. Pat Woodhouse (pictured) and other residents were bemused because buses no longer run there
A notice currently attached to the unused shelter reads: 'Please note that this bus stop is no longer in use.'
Locals have slammed the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) for wasting thousands of pounds that could have been spent elsewhere.
Resident Donna Marie Hallam, 40, said: 'About two weeks ago I came home and saw eight workmen putting a new bus shelter up.
'At the time I didn't know the route had