Greater Anglia announces refurbishment of car parks in Thorpe and Dovercourt

Station car parks have had a makeover to remain chic and welcoming.

Greater Anglia has invested over £34,000 in updating Essex car parks in Dovercourt, Thorpe, Wivenhoe and other locations with new markings and repairs to tarmac surfaces.

Simone Bailey, Director of Asset Management at Greater Anglia, said: “I am delighted that these station car parks have received a much needed upgrade and are now ready to welcome passengers with easy and convenient parking when they return to the railway.

The works also mean that car parks comply with equality legislation by ensuring that accessible parking spaces are clearly defined.

Other additions include the correct number of accessible spaces for each car park and appropriate distances are now maintained between vehicles in accessible bays.

Greater Anglia recently introduced an hourly charge for 31 of its station car parks.

The new hourly rate will give people the option of parking for up to four hours for £1 an hour.

There is no change for other fares and prices, which have been frozen since 2020.

Stations to get the new hourly rate include Colchester, Manningtree, Marks Tey, Kelvedon and Witham.

All these stations have automatic license plate recognition.