Residents to be given advance warning of road closures as Flitwick station's major revamp begins

Work will include three bus stops, passenger waiting areas and real-time departure information

Construction work is set to start this month on the new Flitwick Transport Interchange Scheme.

It will connect bus and rail services and will feature:

*A new station forecourt with pedestrian, cycle and vehicle access

Layout for the Flitwick Transport Interchange Scheme

*A new passenger drop-off and dedicated taxi areas

*A public transport interchange with three bus stops, passenger waiting areas, including real-time departure information

*Improvements to Steppingley Road, including vehicle access to both the station and Tesco opposite

*Dedicated facilities for Center Parcs Woburn passenger collection and drop-off

Councillor Kevin Collins, executive member for planning and regeneration, said: “This year has seen considerable progress made on the Flitwick Transport Interchange Scheme, despite being affected by industry-wide challenges such as pressures on transportation and sourcing of materials.”

The council is still working closely with South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) - which contributed £2.2 million - to deliver the project.

In the coming weeks, residents and businesses will receive a letter, giving advance warning of planning road closures and diversions.

Pre-construction works habe already been completed.