Have your say on train station plans
14th February 2018 – Crawley Observer
By Staff Reporter
Revised plans for improvements to Three Bridges are on display today in County Mall.
The new plans include a new eastern access for pedestrians and cyclists to the station with a vehicle pick-up and drop-off point along Station Hill, an enlarged taxi waiting area and the introduction of more pedestrian crossings in and around the station area.
Full details of the revised plans, including an artist’s impression of the forecourt, can be found at www.regeneratingcrawley.org.uk/three-bridges.
The council is hosting several information sessions for the public to attend:
- Monday 12 February – 5-7.30pm, Three Bridges Station
- Wednesday 14 February – 10am-4pm, County Mall
- Thursday 22 February – 4-7pm, Crawley Library
- Saturday 24 February – 10am-2pm, Three Bridges Station
- Tuesday 27 February – 6.30 to 9.30am, Three Bridges Station
- Wednesday 28 February – 2.30-5.30pm, Three Bridges Station
Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development councillor Peter Smith, said: Three Bridges is a vital gateway in and out of Crawley and it ts important to us that the scheme meets the needs of residents and visitors.
“We are listening to what people have to say, so I would encourage everyone to come to one of our sessions and let us know what you think.”
Network Rail, route enhancement manager, Paul Donald said: “We filly support the Crawley Growth Programme plans to improve connectivity for pedestrians, cyclists and motorist at Three Bridges station. Well connected stations are a vital link for local communities and mean better journeys for rail passengers.”
Stephen Hillier, West Sussex County Council Lead Cabinet Member for the Crawley Growth programme, said: “These proposals are aimed at improving safety and access to Three Bridges Station – one of the key priorities in the Crawley Growth Programme.
Public feedback would be particularly appreciated on these design proposals as the station is such a vital transport link.”
Jonathan Sharrock, chief executive at Coast to Capital said: ‘We are working closely with partners in improving rail infrastructure across the region and we are fully supportive of the proposed upgrades to Three Bridges station.
These upgrades will be crucial in improving the accessibility to the network and will greatly benefit – the wider Crawley Growth programme.”
Feedback can be emailed to 3BridgesCorridor@crawley.gov.uk until 5 March 2018.