Attleborough Station

23rd February 2021

It was so good to read that the ongoing works at Attleborough Train Station are to resume as part of the plan to increase the capacity for parking to 86 cars, as well as spaces for motorcycles.

I was particulary glad to see there will also be an installation for electric car charging in preparation for future, increase use by the public. This is going to be such a vital part of our transport sector long term – so important that we get ahead of it now!

As we look towards a greener Net Zero future in which we should all be embracing healthier lifestyles, projects like this are crucial. We must put People and Places at the heart of the vision for public transport and accessibility for all, and as many people as possible at once, is the first ingredient of that.

Our local Train Stations can be hubs of activity – for Transport, Business and Socialising. They should be ‘gateways’ for our communities, allowing easily travel around the region, as well as places for local businesses to come together, network and utilise ultrafast broadband – and for people to come together for a coffee and a catch up.

That’s why I continue to do all I can to promote the potential of our local stations, and why I am working with local councillors, the Town Council, our district and county councils and the likes of Network Rail and Greater Anglia – encouraging them to work together on a longer term vision for these vital assets.

Well done Greater Anglia! I look forward to seeing the progress made soon.

To read more about the plans at Attleborough station please click here