Lincolnshire

Boston bus station renovation work starts

New style shelter Image copyright Boston Borough Council
Image caption New shelters will be like those used elsewhere in the town

Work to remove a town's run-down bus station has begun.

Officials at Boston Borough Council admitted the site was dirty and a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

Eight enclosed plastic-sided shelters are being removed and replaced with just two, open fronted versions at either end of the station.

The project, costing about £30,000, will also see eight new bus bays and a wheelchair friendly walkway installed next year.

While some residents had questioned the cut in shelter numbers and their open design, the council said they were based on a design used successfully in other parts of the town.

They would also help cut down on crime by allowing CCTV to see the occupants, they added.

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