South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
The SYPTE website sets cookies.
If you continue to use this website, we will assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on this website. Find out more about the cookies used on this website.
SYPTE Logo - Click here to go to the home page
TSY Logo - Click here to go to the Travel South Yorkshire Site Facebook Twitter LinkedIn

 

Home > Expanded Wombwell Station Park and Ride to open

Travel South Yorkshire_logo

Expanded Wombwell Station Park and Ride to open

 

23 June 2009

 

Work to extend Wombwell Station Park and Ride is approaching completion and the revamped facility will officially open on Wednesday 1 July.

 

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is adding 47 spaces to the Park and Ride at land across the railway tracks at Foundry Gate off Hough Lane, opposite the railway station.

 

The existing car park has 29 spaces, including two disabled spaces, but this isn’t enough to meet the demand for parking at the station and cars are often parked up on nearby roads, causing obstruction. The work will see these 29 spaces reduced to 27, including four disabled spaces, to comply with current standards.

 

The project has had to address a number of challenges, including complications over the ownership of the land.

 

The Park and Ride site will have CCTV, lighting and a Customer Information Screen, giving times of trains.

 

David Brown, SYPTE Director General, said: “We’re pleased to be able to extend Wombwell Park and Ride because we know that the demand for parking spaces was greater than the capacity available.

 

“This will not only improve the quality of the parking around the station but will offer relief from some of the parking problems that the area has been experiencing.”