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During Spring 2011, East Midlands Trains will be introducing new car parking charges at a number of stations along its local routes.
The charges, which will offer rail users a full day’s parking from just 92p per day*, are being introduced to support East Midlands Trains’ ongoing multi-million pound station and fleet improvement programme which is helping to deliver some significant improvements to the stations and trains on East Midlands Trains’ local routes. The introduction of charges should also help to improve the availability of spaces for rail passengers.
Car parking charges will be introduced at Alsager, Ambergate, Blythe Bridge, Duffield, Kidsgrove, Longton, Stamford, Uttoxeter and Whatstandwell. Prices will be charged at £2 daily, £8 weekly, £24 monthly and £240 for a year.
There are also plans in place to introduce a new charging system at Matlock later in the year.
David Horne, Commercial & Customer Service Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “We are in the process of investing £10 million to improve stations across our network.
“Charging is standard practice at the vast majority of railway station car parks. The new rates are competitively priced and they reflect the cost of alternative local car parking as well as our continuing investment to improve station facilities on these lines and our £5 million programme to refurbish the trains which serve them.”
Over the coming weeks, new car parking machines will be installed at Alsager, Ambergate, Blythe Bridge, Duffield, Kidsgrove, Longton, Stamford, Uttoxeter and Whatstandwell. Once in place, passengers will be able to pay for their ticket with either cash or credit/debit card. Charges will apply every day, including weekends, and East Midlands Trains’ staff will be conducting regular checks at each station to ensure that passengers are using the new Pay & Display machines. Disabled parking spaces will be clearly marked out within each of the station car parks.