From 30 April 2012, East Midlands Trains will be introducing new car parking charges at Cromford, Syston, Metheringham and Ruskington stations.
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 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 Cromford, Syston, Metheringham and Ruskington from 30 April 2012. Priceswill be charged at £2 daily, £8 weekly, £24 monthly and £240 for a year.
Advance notices and posters at stations will be in place to advise passengers of the changes.
Andy Moore, Head of Stations for East MidlandsTrains, said: “We are in the process of investing £10 million to improve stations across our network, and a significant proportion of this investment has been spent on improving our car parks. Since the start of our franchise, we have introduced 1200 additional parking spaces and improved the security of our station car parks.
“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 Cromford, Syston, Metheringham and Ruskington. Once in place, passengers will be able to pay for their ticket with either cashor 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 ofthe station car parks.
*Price quoted based on an annual parking ticket used for 260 days a year.