Work to significantly increase the number of car parking spaces at Basingstoke station is underway.
Construction work started on Monday 23rd May and will create an additional 300 parking spaces by building two new decks on top of the existing main car park. In addition to the additional spaces, the new car park will include improved security with more CCTV cameras, a new Help Point, segregated walkways and improved lighting.
The construction works will be phased and during the works up to 280 parking spaces at the North Yard car park will be unavailable. Just over half of the car park will remain in use.
The Bunnian Place cark park is not affected by the works and will be dedicated exclusively to car park season ticket holders, Monday to Friday. Premium daily parking will remain accessible during the work and will be charged at a standard parking rate.
Arthur Pretorius, Customer Service Director for South West Trains said: “We’re making huge investment in our car parks over the next year that will deliver major benefits for our customers.
“With over 5.5million passengers now using Basingstoke station every year, it’s vital that there is enough space for people to park. Improving the car parking capacity at this station has been a key priority for us and it is great news that Basingstoke station will soon benefit from our multi-million pound car park investment programme.”
South West Trains has worked closely with Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council on alternative parking arrangements while the works are carried out. Customers are advised to use the free Leisure Park parking. It’s only a few minutes away by car and there is a frequent shuttle bus service to/from there costing £2.30.
For more information on alternative options, please visit: www.southwesttrains.co.uk/carparks or www.basingstoke.gov.uk/centreshuttle
South West Trains announced in 2015 that it would be investing £50 million in customer improvements across the network as part of an agreement with the Department for Transport. This significant investment will see around 1400 extra car parking spaces introduced across eight key stations.
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