North East Wales

Rhyl bus station officially opens after £3.7m revamp

Rhyl bus station's old shelters provided havens for troublemakers
Image caption Rhyl bus station's old shelters provided havens for troublemakers

A Denbighshire bus station has been officially opened after a £3.7m revamp which was partly designed to curb anti-social behaviour.

Rhyl bus station was described as "run down" when it closed for refurbishment in January 2009, and its dark shelters provided havens for troublemakers.

It now includes larger, see-through shelters, more stands, better disabled access and improved facilities.

Councillor Sharon Frobisher said it now gave visitors a "fitting welcome".

Disabled people

She added: "Our new and improved bus station is a fitting welcome to the town of Rhyl for both bus and rail passengers.

"Before the refurbishment, Rhyl Bus Station was run down and sometimes the subject of anti-social behaviour.

"This new bus station reflects the increasing numbers using the bus service as well as meeting the needs and expectations of elderly and disabled people."

The number of stands has increased from five to six, and can accommodate longer buses.

The council says access has improved to and from the rail and bus stations.

Funding for the improvements came from the Welsh Assembly Government, Denbighshire County Council and Taith, a joint board of the six north Wales counties.

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