Milton Keynes Council issue apology over Wolverton Station delays

Mayor Catriona  Morris unveils a plaque at Wolverton's station building in the summer
Mayor Catriona Morris unveils a plaque at Wolverton's station building in the summer

COUNCIL bosses have apologised for long delays in the completion of the car park at Wolverton Station.

A statement issued today said the setback was a result of ‘complications’ with the station’s drainage, which have now been resolved.

But work on the car park will not start until January and will take another ten weeks to complete – causing further disruption for passengers.

Milton Keynes Council, along with partners Wolverton Steering Group, Wolverton & Greenleys Town Council, London Midland and Network Rail, completed initial phases of the building work in the summer.

This included a new concourse and booking office, which has been in use by London Midland since that time.

But work on a second phase to build the new drainage and complete the car park was delayed.

A council spokesman said: “The council wishes to apologise to all station users and the community for the delay in finishing the station, which was due to complications that arose with the new station drainage.

“A solution to this has now been found and work is due to commence in the New Year to build the new drainage and complete the car park.”

When the work finally starts there is a possibility that the number of car parking spaces available during the week will be reduced. There will also be a significant reduction in the number of spaces available at weekends.

Road users will also notice some disruption during the drainage works as it will be necessary to close Newport Road between Stratford Road and Grafton Street. Vehicles will be diverted via Grafton Street and Haversham Road.

The spokesman added: “Milton Keynes Council and London Midland apologise for this disruption and would like to assure station users that every effort will be made to minimise the inconvenience.”

For more information about the project people can contact the project manager Andrew Jackman on 01908 252531 or email andrew.jackman@milton-keynes.gov.uk