Five weeks of disruption at Chichester Railway Station

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CHICHESTER Railway Station will undergo five weeks of improvement works from Monday (November 3) in an aim to encourage people to walk and cycle around the city.

A spokesperson for the West Sussex County Council said the work will last for five weeks and some disruption is expected.

A new cycle route will be created between the station and the city centre and an existing cycle link from the station to Westgate Leisure Centre will be upgraded.

The station forecourt will be made clearer and safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists.

Pedestrians will find it easier to cross between the station entrance near the Globe pub, and the level crossing on Stockbridge Road.

County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, Pieter Montyn, said: “This work will make it much clearer and safer for people to cycle and walk around the city.

“There will be clearer signs for motorists and taxis when they arrive at the station to pick up or drop-off passengers.”

He added: “There are further improvements to cycle routes in Chichester planned next year, at Northgate and along a circular route for the entire city.”

The work is being funded through some of the £2.46m grant from the Government’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund.

Motorists are encouraged to use the southern forecourt to pick up and drop of passengers.

The taxi rank and disabled parking bays on the northern side of the station will be temporarily relocated elsewhere within the station car park for the duration of the works.

Traffic management will be in place to limit access to the northern side of the station.