Commuters parking at Wellingborough’s train station have been given a boost after Network Rail announced one of the closed car parks should reopen in “a few weeks”.
The North car park has been closed since June last year as part of the ongoing Stanton Cross development, and with the West car park partially closed for further work, spaces have been limited.
But a Network Rail spokesman says it is hoped the North car park, at the very end of the road coming into the station’s entrance, will reopen soon.
The spokesman said: “Stanton Cross is a very exciting project that will bring huge benefits to the town of Wellingborough.
“Unfortunately during the project we have encountered some issues with the resurfacing of the car park.
“We are working with our partners to agree a timetable to do the work, and now plan to complete in the next few weeks with the aim to partially reopen the car park in early May and to have it fully reopen shortly afterwards.
“We apologise for the ongoing inconvenience and thank people for their patience while the work is carried out.”
Alternative parking is currently still available in the South car park and Higgin’s Yard.
Stanton Cross is a major residential-led development set to deliver 3,200 homes, 7,500 jobs, an enhanced train station, a country park, schools, a doctor’s surgery and shopping facilities for Wellingborough.
The development will be the largest growth the town has seen since the 1960s.