South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) will open a new 130-space Park and Ride facility next to Dore and Totley Rail station in Sheffield on Monday 22 April 2013.
The facility features a covered cycle shelter for 20 cycles next to the platform entrance and there is specific parking for blue badge holders. A new vehicle entrance to the car park has been built away from the residential Ladies Spring Grove allowing a dedicated pedestrian and cycle entrance to be created close to the platform entrance. A lay-by is also provided close to the station platform to allow for dropping-off and picking up of passengers, station deliveries and rail replacement services. To improve personal safety and security at the station lighting and CCTV has been provided throughout the site.
A pedestrian crossing proposed on Abbeydale Road, improving bus passenger and pedestrian access to the railway station, is planned to be installed by developers Amey as part of their Streets Ahead Sheffield maintenance works between May and July 2013.
The Park and Ride has been built with funding secured from the Network Rail’s Station Commercial Project Facility and the South Yorkshire Local Transport Plan.
Dore has suffered problems for some time with vehicles parking on streets around the railway station causing obstructions to moving traffic. It is hoped the new facility will help ease these problems and open up travel options for those travelling from Dore, Totley, and Millhouses.
David Young, SYPTE Director of Customer Experience, said: “This new facility will be a tremendous asset to the area around Dore, where people have been calling for some time for more parking spaces to make rail travel more attractive and help ease the local parking problems.
“The location is ideal for a park and ride, being right next to the station. It will not only be of great benefit to the locality of Dore, Totley and Millhouses but also to commuters from the Sheffield City Region in neighbouring Derbyshire. It is another example of what SYPTE does for the region, which is to identify the transport priorities which are needed and to secure the funding to deliver great new facilities such as this.”