Train station car park opens

PUBLISHED: 16:42 03 September 2013 | UPDATED: 16:42 03 September 2013

The car park opened yesterday

The car park opened yesterday


A NEW car park for Worle railway station opened yesterday (Mon).

The 320-space facility in Diamond Batch forms part of the major £15million Weston Package scheme, jointly funded by North Somerset Council and the Department for Transport.

Room for 48 bikes and 16 motorcycles are also provided but work is continuing on the bus stop and signage.

Cllr Elfan Ap Rees, executive member for transport, said: “The opening of the car park at Worle is a major milestone in the Weston Package project, which also includes improvements to junction 21 and Marchfields Way.

“The station has become increasingly popular over the last few years and with parking now available on both the north and south sides it will serve a wider range of residents and businesses.

“This will become even more valuable as the Bristol and Bath-centric Metro West rail network is developed over future years and the costs of commuting and parking in the cities are made more expensive to deter motorists.

“Alongside the extra bus lanes and facilities we have also built at Queensway and Elmham Way, Worle station should become an excellent transport hub for those who use rail services to commute, reducing pressure and frustration on the highways, especially with the future growth at West Wick and Locking Parklands.

“Obviously it is not possible to provide these improvements and ongoing maintenance for no cost, nor would it be fair to expect residents not using the facility to subsidise the car parking.

“For that reason there will be a small charge, although rather than being in line with other car parks, this has been carefully calculated to be as low as possible to cover the costs while staying affordable.

“We hope users of the car park will understand why these charges are needed.”

Prices range from 20p for a 20-minute stay to £5 for seven consecutive days use. Permits for three, six and 12 months are also available.

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