Work to extend parking at Fitzwilliam rail station to start next week

30/08/2017, PR8641

Work is to start next week to extend the car parking at Fitzwilliam railway station.


Part of the current Wentworth Terrace car park will close on September 4, to allow work to take place. The works will take place in two phases, so that half of the car park will still be open throughout the works to help minimise disruption.


As spaces will be limited during the works, drivers are encouraged to seek alternative arrangements if necessary.


The scheme will extend parking to create a total of 104 spaces in Wentworth Terrace and at nearby Railway Terrace, where unused Council-owned garages have been demolished to make way for the additional facilities.

Cllr Matthew Morley
Cllr Matthew Morley

Cllr Matthew Morley, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, said: “We appreciate this work is likely to cause some disruption and we’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

“But the long-term benefits will make this worthwhile. Extra parking at the train station has been needed for a long time. The project will help in the long term to cut congestion in the local area caused by cars parking on the busy neighbouring roads and this will improve safety.”

Funding for the scheme has come from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, through its investment programme to extend and reconfigure smaller railway station car parks in the region to help meet the demand for parking.

The programme is due to be completed in Spring 2018.

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