D&W commences works at Manea station

Danaher & Walsh Civil Engineering has commenced works to construct a new car park at Manea railway station in Cambridgeshire.

D&W is carrying out the scheme on behalf of Fenland District Council following a competitive tender. 

A turf cutting ceremony on 21st September marked the commencement of works, and was attended by representatives of Danaher & Walsh, Fenland District Council and project managers Pell Frischmann. 

The car park is being built on land north of the station, accessed from Fodder Fen Road. Once complete, the car park will offer over 100 car parking spaces and feature a footpath to the station. 

The scheme will also provide a new cycle shelter, CCTV, low-energy lighting, and improved drainage infrastructure. Bird and bat nest boxes will be installed in the area.

Cllr Chris Seaton, Fenland District Council's Cabinet Member for Transport and Chairman of the Fenland Stations Regeneration Project Board, said: "A car park at Manea station has been talked about for many years, so I'm delighted that it is now finally under way.

"The facility will be a great asset to Manea and surrounding villages, providing residents with improved connections and better access to sustainable travel options. Hopefully it will get more people out of their cars and using our railways instead, for all or part of their journey."