Harborough rail users
Improving the quality of Market Harborough's rail service
The first major step towards the rebuilding of Market Harborough station was achieved on Monday 18th June with the opening of the new car park. This is actually phase 1, with 300 spaces to replace the old car park on the west side of the line. The old car park has now closed, releasing its site for the work to start on the new track and platforms. Some preliminary track-work has been done just north of Station Road bridge and the whole scheme is due for completion in May 2019, when the present curved track alignment and platforms will close. Once that happens, the car park will be extended by a further 200 spaces (phase 2) on the land currently occupied by the track and platforms.
The new car park provides step-free access to the southbound platform. It is a long way round, however, and we continue to campaign for a lift to link the booking office with the new platforms.
It is intended that a coffee kiosk van will soon be provided at the new entrance between the new car park and the platform. Landscaping work is also planned around the entrance and approach road.