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Sinkhole appears in Maidstone East Station car park in Station Road, Maidstone

29 July 2014
by Kent Messenger reporter

A sinkhole has opened up in a busy station car park - completely destroying the surface.

The hole, which is now said to be 4m wide and between 3 and 4m deep, appeared in the Maidstone East Station car park early this morning near the entrance. It is blocking around six car park spaces.

A smaller hole has also appeared nearby.

The chasm has opened up the tarmac at Maidstone East station car park

The chasm has opened up the tarmac at Maidstone East station car park

The hole which appeared in Maidstone East station's car park. Picture Pete Clarke

The hole which appeared in Maidstone East station's car park. Picture: Pete Clarke

 

Picture Pete Clarke

The chasm has been sealed off for safety. Picture: Pete Clarke

Contractors have been called to resurface the car park

Contractors have been called to resurface the car park

An area of the car park has been cordoned off and engineers have been at the scene today.

A spokesman for Network Rail said specialist contractors were due to start work on filling it and resurfacing tomorrow.

A full survey of the car park to detect any further voids will also be carried out.


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