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Train Station's Park And Ride Set For Opening

Wednesday November 6 2013

Elsecar Elsecar

ELSECAR'S new £500,000 park and ride is to open on November 7.

The new facility will offer 85 parking spaces, including six accessible bays and four motorcycle spaces, LED lighting and CCTV on the north side of the station behind the Barnsley-bound platform.

A new access ramp will also be provided to the platform.

Yorkshire-based contractor Hewlett Construction Ltd has carried out the work, which has cost in the region of £500,000.

Disruption to travellers and local residents has been minimal as the works have largely taken place away from the existing public areas.

The new park and ride is the latest facility on the Sheffield to Barnsley line following the building of the Wombwell's in July 2009.

David Young, deputy interim director general at SYPTE, said: "This facility will widen the travel options for people in the Elsecar and Hoyland area who may not have been able to access the station previously.

"It will give a well-lit and monitored area where people can leave their cars with confidence. The new ramp will also provide a safer, easier access to the Barnsley-bound platform for those on foot, removing the need to use the current steeply-graded ramp."

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Reply Posted by jethro on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 16:37
Wasnt it BMBC's Engineering Services that built the carpark, in 2011?
Shouldnt they be getting the applause, after all the same Engineering Services built the new townhall square. Not as shabby as people make out!

Reply Posted by Rebecca Doughty on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 17:09
Shame this wasn't up on a sign to see oppose to expecting to know

Reply Posted by Jessica Fletcher on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 18:56

Reply Posted by Swifty on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 20:17
Was Hewlett Construction Company the one about 6 months ago allegedly went bust leaving families with out Redundancy Pay and Holiday pay.

Left long serving employes no choice to leave the company and get other jobs to pay for there families.

shame Hewlett.

Reply Posted by gronds my gears on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 20:21
Jethro do you mean the small car park that eventually had no access and no way to get to the platform

Reply Posted by Chris on Wednesday November 6 2013 at 20:26
To get the full benefit from the car park, more trains need to stop at the station. One train an hour is not a good service.

Reply Posted by Katie on Thursday November 7 2013 at 07:20
It's not all about people who can't be bothered to walk to the station so drive there! Aslong as the cars are ok that's what counts. Why not try and sort out the service??? I get the train 5 days a week and during certain parts of the day there is 1 train an hour that struggles to show up on time. But as long as there are lots of parking spaces thats what counts!! Think you missed a critical point !! Oh well aslong as the new ramp looks good eh!!

Reply Posted by AHR on Thursday November 7 2013 at 13:14
Whoops when I read that headline I thought it was like a train set !