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Work underway on new car parks at Wirral railway stations
3:49pm Thursday 6th September 2012 in News
WORK is underway on the creation of car parks at two Wirral railway stations.
Merseytravel, in partnership with the European Regional Development Fund, is developing park and ride facilities at Bidston and Birkenhead North Stations.
There will be 464 parking spaces, with dedicated Blue Badge parking, lighting and CCTV coverage, secure fencing and landscaping within the sites.
The aim is to improve access onto the rail network with links to Wrexham, Birkenhead and Liverpool.
The parks are being constructed on former brownfield land made available through the council. Work is due to be completed in December.
Councillor Liam Robinson, Chair of Merseytravel, said: "Many of our park and ride facilities are already very busy or at capacity and we know that people rely on them as part of their regular journeys.
"With passenger usage on Merseyrail on the up we are working hard to provide park and ride facilities across the region and we are delighted to be able to add two more stations to the existing provision."