A bus company was forced to cut opening hours for the lavatories in one of its stations due to vandalism, a recent news report in the local media has revealed.

Bus company Stagecoach has been forced to limit opening times for public toilets at Dundee’s bus station – closing them between 5pm-7.30am each day because of repeated attacks.

Stagecoach has said it will review staffing to prevent vandals striking again and is planning a series of improvements to the station.

Paul Thomas, managing director of Stagecoach East Scotland, said: “Unfortunately, we have suffered from mindless vandalism of the toilets and antisocial behaviour at Dundee bus station over the years and we have attempted numerous operational changes to counteract this.

“This has included installing a turnstile mechanism, limiting the opening hours and increasing the level of staffing we have provided at the site to provide more regular checks.

“Once again we will revisit our staffing requirements to ensure our customers are waiting in a clean and safe environment and we will further monitor the situation following recent concerns.”

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