Test Valley Borough Council is making short term car parking season tickets available to customers who will be affected by the Andover railway station car park closure.
South West Trains has announced that it will close the station’s existing car park from 18 January 2016 while work is carried out to increase the facility’s capacity. Commuters are now able to purchase a 20 week season ticket from the Council so they can park at Shepherds Spring Lane and the Chantry Centre car parks.
Planning Policy and Transport Portfolio Holder, Councillor Martin Hatley, said: “The new car park at the station will make it easier for people to travel to and from Andover. The Council recognises that commuters will be affected by the car park closure and is offering season tickets to help to minimise the impact while the new facility is built.”
“Both of the alternative car parks are within walking distance of the station to make it as convenient as possible for customers. The drop-off and pick-up spaces at the station will not be affected by the works and will remain available, along with the waiting spaces in Station Approach and The Avenue.”
For more information about how to apply for a car parking season ticket, visit www.testvalley.gov.uk/andovertrainstation.