24 7 Parking Observe Soaring Train Station Car Park Charges

Parking draw their clients attention to the soaring cost of train station parking.Finding secure and accessible parking in London can be difficult, which is where 24 7 Parking can help. Illustrating the parking issue.
Finding secure and accessible parking in London can be difficult, which is where 24 7 Parking can help. Illustrating the parking issue,

Charge increases of up to 50% have been seen as a rail company tactic to offset the expected fare revenue cuts enforced by new regulations starting in January, 2010. Virgin alone has
increased costs by 25-50% along their West Coast Line and First Great Western has increased charges by 30%.

These increases are disproportionate to the 0.4% cut in regulated fares which companies will have to make next year - Gerry Doherty, general secretary of the TSSA commented, the rail companies are picking the pockets of millions of passengers simply because they can get away with it.

Doherty said the only way to stop the rail companies from ripping off their captive audience would be to include car parking charges in the annual rail fares formula, putting a ceiling of 1% above inflation on price increases. He called on the transport secretary, Lord Adonis, to implement this change.

Virgin claim price increases only apply where services have been improved; adding that theyre spending 90m to improve rail customer facilities, that off-peak charges are significantly cheaper and in areas where no improvements were planned the charge would be unchanged.

First Great Western also defended its competitive car park costs, stressing that for the past three years the company had absorbed the maintenance costs but could not sustain this long term.

Commuter parking is becoming increasingly costly and then theres the cost of your onward journey - thats a big outgoing before youve even started the days work, says Nick Mordin of 24 7 Parking. We offer convenient, secure and cost effective parking in London, so you can avoid the rat race rates.

About 24 7 Parking

Established in 2002, 24 7 Parking are experts in finding car parking in London and across the UK. Whether clients are looking for a months parking or a years parking, 24 7 Parking will find the most convenient and cost effective options.
To find out more about 24 7 Parking and their services please visit: www.247parking.com/ or call 0207 183 7247 for a quote
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