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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