Barking Station works to last four months

PUBLISHED: 16:42 17 May 2011 | UPDATED: 10:26 18 May 2011

Disruption: Station Parade will be shut for five weeks

Disruption: Station Parade will be shut for five weeks


Motorists going through Barking could endure traffic disruption for up to five weeks, it emerged today.

Works to improve the Barking Station forecourt in Station Parade will start in late June or early July.

Station Parade will be closed eastbound around five weeks.

Diversions will be in place around the Northern Relief Road and commuters will have to walk 250 metres to find the nearest bus stops, Barking and Dagenham Council said.

The council apologised for the forthcoming disruption but said the £1million works were worthwhile, as the forecourt would be safer with double the amount of public space, improved lighting, new bus stops, cycle parking and taxi pick-up points.

Cllr Mick McCarthy, regeneration cabinet member, said: “We’re sorry for any inconvenience while these works are carried out, but we’re sure it will be well worthwhile. The new station forecourt will be a great improvement.”

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