High Wycombe station upgrades completed
By: RAIL EXPRESS
A new interchange and multi storey car park at High Wycombe have been unveiled.
HIGH WYCOMBE STATION’S newly created transport interchange and additional 311 space car park are now open and were officially opened on Friday, 20th May.
The changes made by Chiltern Railways, in partnership with Buckinghamshire County Council, have revolutionised the way passengers can get to and use High Wycombe station and the opening of the car park has also brought real benefits to commuters from High Wycombe and the surrounding towns and villages who are enjoying the ability to easily park at the station in a car park that is the equivalent of four football pitches in size and makes the total number of spaces at the station 611.
Chad Collins, General Manager South at Chiltern Railways, said “We are extremely pleased with the improvements at High Wycombe. The addition of 311 parking spaces and the transport interchange makes High Wycombe station the ideal choice for business and leisure travel providing easy access to both London and Birmingham. The new station facilities combined with more carriages, new trains and reduced journey times to London provides passengers with a fast, comfortable journey.”
Valerie Letheren, Transport for Buckinghamshire, said “I am delighted to see the improvements at the station and think that the passenger experience has been enhanced by the changes. This really is integrated public transport with the buses and trains now only a few feet apart. Whilst there were initial problems at the new junction, I am pleased to see that the systems are now working well and ensuring reliable journeys for all, especially bus passengers. Many people are now choosing to use the Park & Ride or other bus services to get to the station which is pleasing to see.”
At the launch, speeches were made by Adrian Shooter, Chairman of Chiltern Railways, Valerie Letheren, Transport for Buckinghamshire and Leslie Clarke, Wycombe District Council. In addition, a boundary stone was also unveiled to commemorate the ceremony of the Beating of the Bounds that used to take place in the town. The custom dates back many centuries to the days before ordnance survey maps when it was necessary to walk the parish boundaries to mark them out afresh each year.
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