Published on: Thursday, 12 November 2020
Last updated: Friday, 13 November 2020
A £1m scheme to increase car parking at Broxbourne railway station is now complete.
Greater Anglia has created more than 270 additional car parking spaces at Broxbourne railway station, increasing capacity by more than 50 per cent.
The car park has been built on land formerly used by Balfour Beatty. Work started in July and the car park will open this autumn.
The land has been tarmacked and parking spaces have been lined. The car park also has brand new LED lighting and CCTV.
Simone Bailey, Greater Anglia Asset Management Director, said: "Although we have seen a fall in passenger numbers due to the pandemic, Broxbourne is a vital commuter station and we needed to expand the car park to make it fit for purpose for now and in the future.
"Before the pandemic, the car park had almost 500 spaces, but it was nearing capacity. We are very pleased that the car park extension is now complete, and we hope it will be well received by rail users when they return to the network."
Accessible spaces can be found at the front of the station, while two electric car charging points are located at the side of the station.
Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) was already installed the car park, giving customers greater control over how and when they pay for their parking.
The ticketless ANPR technology makes it easier for customers to pay for parking, as it increases the variety of payment options available, and helps to improve security.
Customers can pay for their parking online anytime up until midnight the day after their visit on the Great Anglia Parking Portal (gaparking.co.uk).
They can even pre-register their car and payment details online, allowing automatic payment to make parking completely hassle-free.
Blue badge holders will continue to park for free, provided they register with NCP either online or by phone up within 24 hours of leaving the car park. They can do this online, by phone or by post and register more than one car if required.
The work is part of a programme to improve car parks including installing ANPR at 20 car parks, adding an extra 1,782 spaces, fitting LED lights, improving CCTV and security and re-surfacing.