£500,000 car park is launched at rail station

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Railway passengers can leave their cars at a new £500,000 car park which has been created at a South Yorkshire station.

The Park and Ride next to Elsecar train station was due to open today.

It offers 85 parking spaces, including six disabled bays and four spaces for motorcycle.

There is also LED lighting and CCTV camera monitoring.

Yorkshire-based contractor Hewlett Construction has carried out the work, which has cost in the region of £500,000 and has been funded by the Government.

The new car park is the latest on the Sheffield to Barnsley line following Wombwell Park and Ride, which opened in July 2009.

Elsecar Park and Ride has an hourly train service during the day with more frequent services to Barnsley, Meadowhall and Sheffield during the morning and evening peak.

David Young, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive deputy interim director general, said: “This facility will widen the travel options for people in the Elsecar and Hoyland area and it will give a well-lit and monitored area where people can leave their cars with confidence.”