Weymouth train station will see some significant improvements as part of the ‘Weymouth Station Gateway’ project by transforming the train forecourt into a more welcoming and user-friendly place for visitors and residents of the town.
Improvements aim to benefit local businesses, encourage new businesses to the area and increase tourism by improving:
- the visitor experience
- sustainable transport infrastructure including bus links, cycleways and pedestrian access
- pedestrian links to businesses
- wayfinding and pathways through to the town centre and beach front
The project is funded by the South Western Railway Customer and Communities Improvement Fund (SWR CCIF) and is led by Dorset Coast Forum in partnership with Dorset Council, Weymouth BID, Public Health Dorset and Weymouth Town Council.
The project will take place over two years and the first stage will be engaging with businesses and the community to understand how the train station forecourt and surrounding area is used and how public realm improvements can help turn the Weymouth train station forecourt into a safer, more attractive place to be when commuting, visiting and using the surrounding restaurants and businesses.
We are seeking community engagement and for you to share your views and help shape designs for a new Weymouth train station forecourt and improved sustainable transport links.
The online survey will close at midnight on 31st August 2020.