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Disruption expected as railway station work continues

A new access road is being created at Farnborough Main railway station as part of a £2.8m project

The earlier work at Farnborough Main train station

More disruption is expected at Farnborough Main railway station this week.

Further works at the station started on Monday (August 4) as part of a £2.8m project from South West Trains to help ease traffic during rush hour.

A new decked car park, providing an additional 243 spaces was built and completed in April, following delays. Many commuters were left inconvenienced by the reduced number of spaces available while works were ongoing.

Now more disruption is expected as the construction of a new access road to the car park gets underway.

The new road will link the Union Street and main station car parks, meaning users won't have to drive out of one to get to the other.

The road will follow the route of the footpath that currently links the two car parks, and a patch of ground has already been cleared to allow the work to begin.

Some changes have been made to the operation of the car parks to allow for construction. Pay and display ticket machines cannot be used so car park users will have to purchase parking tickets at the station ticket office or by the cashless mobile phone service.

The number of car parking spaces available has also been reduced and there will be restricted pedestrian access to and from the main station car park.

A spokesperson for Network Rail said: "We appreciate people's patience while the project continues and look forward to providing them with a more convenient service when the job is done."

The works are expected to take around 10 weeks.

 

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