Vandalised Yate Railway Station shelters repaired

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Shelters at Yate Railway Station have been repaired following a spate of vandalism.

First Great Western said vandals struck at the station, near Bristol, three times in September 2010.

Glass in the shelters, which costs £500 to replace, was smashed on each occasion and the firm said it would not replace them any more.

But now First has decided to replace the glass with a metal mesh which is also used in bus stops in the town.

A spokesman for First said the firm had "taken time" to consult with local councillors and groups over the shelters.

He added that two had been repaired and a third would be fixed in due course.

Liberal Democrat town councillor Chris Willmore said he was pleased that commuters would have somewhere to wait.

"This is far harder to vandalise and people can still see in and out so it feels secure - so with luck our train users should get shelter for a long time."

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