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£400,000 Hanborough station car park extension work starts
WORK to build a 191-space extension to the car park at Hanborough railway station will start on Monday.
The £400,000 project, which was initially expected to be completed as early as last month, was delayed awaiting the removal of asbestos from disused buildings on the site that are to be demolished. This work was due to be completed today
Contractors working for train operator First Great Western are now expected to have the extra parking ready for rail passengers to use by late April or early May. The land being used was previously occupied by a plant hire depot.
The Cotswold Line station's existing 50-space car park is too small to cope with demand and is often full by 6.45am, with many commuters leaving their cars on verges alongside the A4095 Main Road outside the station.
A £470,000, 83-space extension to the car park at Charlbury station opened last October.