New bus stops may have finally arrived in St Stephens Street but city folk have been left baffled due to timetables being UPSIDE DOWN.

The £6.1m revamp of the city centre street caused disruption for 10 months of last year before reopening to buses, bikes and taxis in October.

However, it wasn't until last month that bus shelters started to be installed, due to supply problems holding up Norfolk County Council's work.

Norwich Evening News: The blunder was noticed on Friday morningThe blunder was noticed on Friday morning (Image: William Warnes)

Now it has emerged that the timetables have been installed the wrong way up in all of the shelters along the rejuvenated street.

12 new shelters were installed as part of the project, which was described by a number of business leaders and locals as "pointless"

Norwich Evening News: Our reporter Francis Redwood was confused by the errorOur reporter Francis Redwood was confused by the error (Image: Casey Cooper-Fiske)

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Steve Morphew, Labour group leader at the county council, described the error as "par for the course". 

He added: "This whole project has been a shambles from start to finish.

Norwich Evening News: Maja Anushka analyses the timetableMaja Anushka analyses the timetable (Image: Casey Cooper-Fiske)

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"It appears that it is not in the county council's ability to manage local road schemes."

Norfolk County Council are looking into how the mistake was made.

A spokesman said: "The timetables are now the right way up."

Council leaders have previously said the new look is "something Norwich should be proud of", with new planters and eight of the new shelters to have living roofs with a mixture of wildflowers on top to help bees and pollinators.

However, the new sawtooth bus bays have also been criticised by cyclists as being "absolutely lethal.