News that land has been secured for an additional 80 car parking spaces at Littleport Station has been joyfully received by both parish and district councillors. The two councils have tireless worked for many years to increase capacity of this car park which will now total 115 spaces and should be up and running by the end of summer 2017.
Littleport District and Parish Councillor David Ambrose-Smith said: “This is fantastic news for local residents as well as those looking to relocate to Littleport. The extra spaces will ease congestion around the station gateway and will provide a direct link into the new station at Cambridge’s Science Park once opened. This is yet another good news story for Littleport which will help revitalise the town and make it an attractive place to live”.
Councillor Bill Hunt, Chairman of Asset Development Committee added: “We are delighted that land has been secured with an option to purchase more if required to ensure the successful future growth and development of Littleport. There are no plans to increase charges, making parking at the station an attractive alternative to travelling on the congested A10. In short, this extension provides huge potential for Littleport’s future.”
Littleport station’s car park opened over 10 years ago as a way to encourage greater use of Littleport’s station whilst helping ease the pressure at Ely. Usage steadily increased over the years and it was soon realised that additional car parking spaces were needed.
It has taken many years of hard work and negotiations to finally secure suitable land but now commuters in Littleport can be assured of sufficient parking facilities and take advantage of ever increasing rail connectivity in our area.