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Council criticised for moving bus shelter down the road

A COUNCIL has been criticised for getting roads workers to uproot a bus shelter and shift it just 15 feet away.

The move caused weeks of disruption as a long-standing shelter was lifted from Langlands Road, near the Southern General ­Hospital in Glasgow, and relocated further along the street.

Glasgow City Council said it was part of plans to spend £1 million improving walkways and cycle lanes around the new £842m "super hospital".

Resident Elizabeth Kennedy,of nearby Langlands Avenue, said she could not believe her eyes as she watched the work.

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: "Work on the bus stop cost approximately £6500, which included building up the pavement to improve accessibility for pram and wheelchair users as well as connecting the shelter to the power grid."

The council claimed bus stop had been moved 68ft east of its ­former location.

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