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New-look bus station says 'Welcome to Boston'

Boston bus station has been given a makeover, ridding it of its old grubby, vandalised and down-at-heel image.

Out have gone the old fogged transparent plastic bus shelters, which were smelly and graffiti-smeared, often the unwelcoming haunt of groups intent on anti-social behaviour.

In have come modern, bright, airy shelters offering a place to wait for your bus out of the weather, but with a clear view through toughened glass of all around.

The two new shelters are positioned at either end of the bus station, connected by a pedestrians-only walkway and with buses pulling into their allocated bays between the two.

Kerbs have been lowered and the gradient of the blockwork ramps reduced and tactile paving introduced.

Other works include replacement signage and the painting of street furniture.

The revamp was a Boston Borough Council project with a contribution towards the bus shelters from Lincolnshire County Council.

Cllr Derek Richmond, Boston Borough Council's portfolio holder for the town centre, said: "The old bus station made us ashamed. It was hardly a good advertisement for people arriving in Boston by public transport, and not even a nice place to wait when they were leaving the town.

"We have done our best to address the issues by designing out opportunities for anti-social behaviour. It now has a bright, airy, modern look making it convenient for passengers and bus drivers."

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