A £1 million pound scheme which will see major improvements at Lowestoft station is underway.
Ground was broken on the bus-rail interchange 25 January; it is designed to greatly improve the way people make connections at the station, whether they travel to and from the station via bus, taxi, bicycle, or on foot.
Bus access will improve with the construction of two new shelters on either side of Denmark Road; the shelters will be equipped with real-time information screens showing bus arrival and departure times along with bus timetables. New raised kerbs will provide a level surface allowing passengers to enter and exit the bus without stepping up or down.
The existing car park is being redesigned and resurfaced and will include additional disabled parking spaces. The taxi rank will be enlarged and reconfigured.
Better parking facilities for motorcyclists are also part of the project, and cyclists will find 40 new bicycle spaces on the forecourt. There are plans to offer cycle hire by June.
Pedestrians will also benefit from the installation of more responsive traffic signals at the crosswalks. A shared footway / cycleway will link the area between the Bascule Bridge, the station, and Denmark Road.
The work is being carried out on behalf of Suffolk County Council, Waveney District Council, and train operator Greater Anglia.