Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, Member of Parliament for the Cotswolds, has welcomed news that much needed upgrade work is going ahead at Kemble Station.
Kemble Station is often seen as the “gateway” to the Cotswolds, and provides an important link to the capital and the rest of the country for many businesses around the area. In recent years the lack of adequate car parking facilities, and the fact that only a single track exists between Swindon and Kemble, has meant that the local economy has suffered from a lack of transport options.
The new improvements will see a second track being laid between Swindon and Kemble, allowing for a significant increase in capacity on the line, and an expansion of the car park at the station, meaning that more people will be able to use the station, rather than using the already congested road network.
Speaking about the upgrades, Mr Clifton-Brown said:
“I am extremely pleased to hear that the proposed upgrades to Kemble Station are on schedule. The doubling of the line between Kemble and Swindon is something that I have been campaigning on for a number of years. I am also pleased that work will be proceeding to enlarge the car park which should relieve parking pressure on the street in Kemble Village.
The icing on the cake is that Kemble station’s garden looks like it is going to be restored to its former glory as well.
When all of this is complete Kemble should be a fantastic place to welcome visitors and locals to the Cotswolds.”
Source: Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP Member of Parliament for The Cotswolds