Taxis to move to new King’s Lynn rank next week

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Taxi drivers will be collecting passengers from a new location in Lynn’s town centre from next week as work on a £1.6 million revamp of the bus station area continues.

The new taxi rank on the ground floor of the Old Cattle Market car park, near the Sainsbury’s store in the Vancouver Quarter, will begin operating this Monday, February 2.

A proposal to move the rank from its current site on Albion Street was approved by borough council leaders at a meeting earlier this month.

The move was made in order to accommodate a new exit from the bus station onto Railway Road for northbound services.

The new rank will accommodate 10 taxis, with a second feeder site on the Old Sunway which will give space for a further seven vehicles.

The move is being made at the start of the second phase of the project, in which building work on the new exit and refurbishment of the station’s toilets and offices will continue.

New paving will also be laid in the bus station itself.

Preparatory work will also be taking place in Portland Street ahead of the temporary relocation of stops for southbound services there in early March.

Services including the X1 to Peterborough and Norwich and the 505 to Spalding will be among those affected.