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Coseley station Park and Ride to close for car park resurfacing works


 Motorists who use a Black Country railway station free Park and Ride are being warned of disruption as part of resurfacing works.

They are due to take place at Gough Road Park and Ride in Coseley, from Monday January 23 to Friday January 27 inclusive, weather permitting.

The station will remain open but the car park will be closed for the duration of the works.

Motorists are warned they should not leave their vehicles in the car park overnight from Sunday January 22.

Parking enforcement will be in operation and any vehicle left overnight may be moved by TfWM’s contractor and the cost will be recovered against the vehicle owner.

 The work is being carried out by Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), part of the West Midlands Combined Authority.

 Pete Bond, TfWM’s director of transport services, said: “We apologise in advance for any inconvenience these works may cause but they need to be done and once complete will enhance the station environment.

“Motorists can play their part by considering using public transport to get to the station and we encourage those who live within 1 mile of the station to leave their car at home and to walk or cycle.”

The following buses stop near the Park and Ride: 

  • No22 Wolverhampton-Wednesbury, via Coseley 
  • No 229 Bilston-Dudley, via Coseley 

Visit http://www.networkwestmidlands.com/ for timetable information.

The cycle stands at Gough Road car park will also not be in use but there is other cycle parking on the station platforms, ramp and by the ticket office.

The nearest alternative Coseley Station Park and Ride facility is at Havacre Lane but demand will be high with only 38 standards bays and 2 blue badge bays.

For more information about the works, go to www.networkwestmidlands.com/works

Around £17 million has been spent on Park and Ride facilities since 1997 to provide more than 8,400 spaces at 38 heavy rail car parks and three Midland Metro tram stops across the region.

These spaces are calculated to take around three million journeys off the region’s roads each year, reducing carbon emissions by more than 6,000 tonnes.