Rail station forecourt

Start: Monday 30 April
Expected completion: end September 2018

Details of work

  • The station forecourt will be altered to provide clearer areas for taxi parking and an improved bus stop, including a new shelter
  • Long and short-stay parking numbers will be the same as the present with an larger car park next to Acle New Road.  This will be operational from the start of work.
  • New drop off bays will also be provided close to the station entrance
  • Wider public realm improvements will lead passengers and cyclists from the railway station through to the Vauxhall Bridge river crossing and onwards towards the town centre
  • Train track features will be incorporated into the paving to help guide pedestrians to a raised zebra crossing on the service road which leads to Asda.  A similar track feature will help define a cycle route.
  • Other work includes a new shared pedestrian and cycle way on the south-eastern side of the station approach road, which will also link with cycle facilities on Acle New Road
  • Further aspects of the works include improved lighting, seating and soft landscaping
  • A community garden is also proposed – further details of this will follow

Reasons for work

  • To improve the public realm in and around the railway station forecourt
  • To create a better route between the railway station and market place for pedestrians and cyclists
  • To encourage more visitors and residents to consider travelling to and from the town by train
  • To improve the appearance and user experience of the route from the station to the town centre, helping to increase footfall and create a safer environment for all users

Funding

£570,000 – New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership

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