South West Trains opened a new multi-million pound five-storey car park on Friday 27th May, conveniently located just a stone’s throw away from Southampton Airport Parkway station and the airport terminal check-in area.
The new facility has the capacity to hold 575 cars and marks the final phase of South West Trains’ car park investment programme which has seen the addition of 2000 parking spaces across the train company’s network since the beginning of its franchise.
The new multi-storey car park at Southampton Airport (Parkway) Station is fully lit by energy efficient lighting and covered throughout by monitored CCTV cameras for improved passenger security.
Cashless Pay and Display machines will allow payment by debit and credit cards, making parking even more convenient for passengers using Southampton Airport Parkway.
In addition, extensive improvements have been made to the road network to facilitate better vehicle access and parking which will help to ease traffic congestion around the station.
A new taxi rank and bus interchange facilities have also been created within the station forecourt and an additional 50 bike spaces have been installed, taking the number of cycle spaces at the station to 160.
Network Rail has delivered the project on behalf of South West Trains using principal contractor Sir Robert McAlpine.