Humberside

Grimsby bus station closes for redevelopment

Artist's impression of Riverhead Square
Image caption The work is expected to be finished by the beginning of March

Grimsby bus station has closed for two months as part of a £6m transformation of the town's transport system.

The work will see new shelters with real-time information displays built and the surrounding Riverhead Square area get new paving.

George Street has also been closed to vehicles to allow the road and pavement to be rebuilt.

All bus services will operate from stops in the Town Hall Square area until the work is completed in March.

The temporary stops will be positioned alongside a relocated taxi rank.

Marcus Asquith, the head of highways at North East Lincolnshire Council, said the work was "the physical aspect" of a bigger scheme to improve access to and from the town centre.

The project has also seen a cycle hub opened at the town's railway station and a new pedestrian and cycle link established between the station and town centre.

Mr Asquith said there were "other bits and pieces going on in the background to encourage people to get on to public transport to try and reduce emissions and to give an improved public transport service".

The development has received £4.3m funding from the government's Local Sustainable Transport Fund, with the remainder coming from the council and other organisations.

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