79 new car parking spaces at Littleport Train station will be officially opened this Friday (22nd December).
The brand-new car park extension boasts over double the capacity of the current car park and will be open to users from 8:30 am on Friday.
Councillor Bill Hunt, assisted by Littleport Councillors David and Christine Ambrose-Smith, Jo Webber and Paul Cox, will open the car park with a ribbon cutting and present the first customer with a bottle of Champagne to celebrate.
Chair of the ECDC Asset Development Committee, Cllr Bill Hunt, commented: “This is a fantastic addition for Littleport Train station and we are thrilled to have been able to fulfil this promise to residents before the end of 2017. It is of vital importance to us at East Cambridgeshire District Council that we encourage commuters off the A10 and to provide viable alternatives to get to work”.
He added: “We can guarantee that prices for the new car park will remain the same until at least May 2019, which is something we are very proud to commit to. Providing more car parking spaces will encourage more people to use the train for work and also makes the area more attractive for those looking to move to the area. It is also important that we provide the facilities for those wanting to travel via the new Cambridge North station and the pending Cambridge South station. This success would not have been possible without the hard work and support of my District Councillor Colleagues David, Christine, Jo and Paul”.
Councillor David Ambrose-Smith Chair of the Community Services Committee and District Councillor for Littleport said: “This is great news for Littleport and the whole of East Cambridgeshire. We are thrilled to have been able to deliver this for residents before Christmas and look forward to seeing locals and visitors make the most of it”.
The car parking area will also soon benefit from new bike racks and additional planting, both of which are expected to be complete in the New Year.