October 18, 2013 10.44 am This story is over 97 months old

Car park building works to begin at Hykeham train station

Free commuter parking: Work to build a new 20-space car park at the Hykeham train station will begin on October 21.

Work to build a new 20-space car park at the Hykeham train station will begin on Monday, October 21.

The car park right next to the station should be completed early in the new year and will be free to use by rail passengers.

There will be spaces for disabled users, and the car park will be covered by CCTV and full lighting.

Hykeham station does not currently have a station car park so rail users instead park on the wasteland near to the station.

This piece of land will be used to create the new 20-space car park.

During the construction works, there will be no car parking available at the station and rail passengers are advised to walk or cycle to the station or use alternative car parks at Lincoln or Collingham.

The project has been developed by East Midlands Trains and Lincolnshire County Council, with work being completed by Marshdale Construction.

Mark Winter, Estates Manager for East Midlands Trains, said: “We’re in the process of investing over £10 million to improve facilities and access at our stations, and we’re confident the new car park will deliver significant benefits to passengers using Hykeham station.”

Lincolnshire County Council is supporting the development through Access LN6, the multi-million pound programme to improve sustainable transport options in the LN6 postcode area.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Increasing rail patronage at Hykeham Station is one of the key objectives for Access LN6.

“We’re confident that improvements to Hykeham Station will encourage more passengers to use the frequent services to and from Lincoln city centre, and further afield.”

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