News from East Midlands Trains

17.10.2013

Work Gets Underway on New Station Car Park for Hykeham

East Midlands Trains and Lincolnshire County Council have joined forces to provide passengers in Hykeham with a brand new station car park.

Work on the new 20 space car park will start on Monday 21 October and is due for completion early in the new year. The car park, which is located right next to the station building, will be free of charge for all rail passengers. There will be spaces for disabled users and the car park will be covered by CCTV and full lighting.

The new car park has been developed through a successful partnership between East Midlands Trains and Lincolnshire County Council with work being completed by Marshdale Construction.

Mark Winter, Estates Manager for East Midlands Trains, said: “We’re extremely pleased to be working with Lincolnshire County Council to develop a safe and secure new car park for our passengers.

“We’re in the process of investing over £10 million to improve facilities and access at our stations, and we’re confident the new car park will deliver significant benefits to passengers using Hykeham station.”

Lincolnshire County Council is supporting the development through Access LN6 - a multi-million pound programme to improve sustainable transport options in the LN6 postcode area.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said: "Increasing rail patronage at Hykeham Station is one of the key objectives for Access LN6. We’re confident that improvements to Hykeham Station will encourage more passengers to use the frequent services to and from Lincoln city centre, and further afield."

Hykeham station does not currently have a station car park and instead, rail users park on the wasteland near to the station. This piece of land will be used to create the new 20-space car park. During the construction works, there will be no car parking available at the station and rail passengers are advised to walk or cycle to the station or use alternative car parks at Lincoln or Collingham.