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Station plans back on track at Wolverton after previous delays

Mayor Catriona  Morris unveils a plaque at Wolverton's new station building last year

Mayor Catriona Morris unveils a plaque at Wolverton's new station building last year

THE redevelopment at Wolverton Station is set to enter its final phase this week.

Contractors will finish work to the outside of the station building in around 10 weeks and the development will be split into two phases.

The first will see the construction of new pedestrian access and a car park on the Stratford Road bridge side of the new station building, opening it to the public.

The second phase will see refurbishments carried out at the car park entrance with a drainage connection built to the sewer.

In December, this newspaper reported how bosses at Milton Keynes Council had apologised over long delays in the completion of the car park at the station.

At the time the authority blamed ‘complications’ with the station’s drainage.

The project was started in June 2011 as a joint partnership betweeen the council, London Midland, Network Rail, the Wolverton Steering Group and town councillors.

In June 2012, Mayor of Milton Keynes, Councillor Catriona Morris, officially opened Wolverton’s new station building.

A new concourse and booking office were also completed on time, but work on the drainage and car park was severely delayed causing problems for passengers,

Council officers told the Citizen they expect little or no disruption to travellers during the current works, although during the second phase car park access will vary with signs in place to help passengers.

 

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