Work starts to improve Attleborough car park

Thursday, 13 August 2020

Greater Anglia is improving car parking at Attleborough railway station, by more than doubling the existing number of spaces and creating designated areas for motorcycles and bicycles.

Greater Anglia is investing £500,000 in the project, which will create 86 spaces including five accessible parking spaces.

There will also be designated parking for five motorcycles and provision for electric car charging, if it is required in the future.

There will be 20 cycle spaces, new LED lighting and CCTV. Work started in July and is due to finish by the end of the year.

Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia’s Asset Management Director, said: "We’re very pleased to be increasing the number of parking spaces at Attleborough by more than double, from 30 to 86.

"We support green transport initiatives across our region, which is why we’re creating additional cycle parking spaces and the provision for four electric car parking spaces."

Attleborough is a growing town and is perfectly placed to help people travel to either Cambridge or Norwich.

Rail passengers can now travel from Attleborough to Stansted Airport without the need to change trains, making it a more attractive option for air passengers.

Last year, Greater Anglia restored the station building following a grant from the Railway Heritage Trust.

The station house was previously used as a veterinary practice but fell into disrepair and was eventually deemed unsafe because of roof leaks that threatened to bring down the ceilings and, in 2013, had to be closed.

Greater Anglia began renovating the building in 2018, with the help of a £110,000 grant from the Railway Heritage Trust. The train operator also invested £177,000 on the scheme.

The work saw the interior of the building stripped back, UPVC windows replaced with timber sash windows, new doors fitted, redecoration in the building’s original heritage colours and extensive repairs to the roofs to restore the building to its former glory.