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Journey by Journey => TransWilts line => Topic started by: bobm on March 15, 2019, 05:48:42 pm



Title: Westbury Station Car Park extension
Post by: bobm on March 15, 2019, 05:48:42 pm
The extended car park at Westbury Station was officially opened this afternoon.

It now boasts just over 150 spaces and since being brought into use a few weeks ago is already being well used.

(http://www.mbob.co.uk/rforum/wsbpark.jpg)

The opening ceremony was carried out by Matthew Golton (Deputy MD - GWR) and Horace Prickett (Portfolio Holder for Transport - Wiltshire Council)accompanied by representatives from local rail groups and Square Bay, the developers of the nearby housing development who helped to fund the work.

(http://www.mbob.co.uk/rforum/wsbpark2.jpg)

Apparently, and I didn't know this, around 90 percent of the current users park their car at the station on Monday morning and leave them there until Friday night

(http://www.mbob.co.uk/rforum/wsbpark3.jpg)

Just one pedantic point, which always annoys me, 23:59pm?




Title: Re: Westbury Station Car Park extension
Post by: jamestheredengine on March 16, 2019, 07:40:32 am
(http://www.mbob.co.uk/rforum/wsbpark3.jpg)

Just one pedantic point, which always annoys me, 23:59pm?

Also incredibly unhelpful, seeing as the last train back from Bristol arrives at 0008.


Title: Re: Westbury Station Car Park extension
Post by: Timmer on March 16, 2019, 02:58:54 pm
The sensible thing to do is extend it to 1am after the last train has stopped at the station.


Title: Re: Westbury Station Car Park extension
Post by: SandTEngineer on March 16, 2019, 05:24:52 pm
Thats interesting because the APCOA parking rule at my local station is 24 hours from the time you pay.


Title: Re: Westbury Station Car Park extension
Post by: ellendune on March 16, 2019, 06:52:13 pm
Thats interesting because the APCOA parking rule at my local station is 24 hours from the time you pay.

Same here if you pay by phone, but not if you pay at the machine!


Title: Re: Westbury Station Car Park extension
Post by: SandTEngineer on March 16, 2019, 07:24:46 pm
Thats interesting because the APCOA parking rule at my local station is 24 hours from the time you pay.

Same here if you pay by phone, but not if you pay at the machine!

Ah.  I'll have a look at the sign next time I go down.


Title: Re: Westbury Station Car Park extension
Post by: ellendune on March 16, 2019, 07:31:50 pm
Thats interesting because the APCOA parking rule at my local station is 24 hours from the time you pay.

Same here if you pay by phone, but not if you pay at the machine!

Ah.  I'll have a look at the sign next time I go down.

It doesn't say that on the sign it just says it on the email/text confirmation or on the App!


Title: Re: Westbury Station Car Park extension
Post by: Clan Line on March 16, 2019, 07:40:31 pm

Just one pedantic point, which always annoys me, 23:59pm?



They could have put: 23:59pm hours !           I'm sure that is how Capt Mainwaring would have said it..................


Title: Re: Westbury Station Car Park extension
Post by: Clan Line on March 30, 2019, 04:21:33 pm
It appears that there are even more additional parking spaces on Platforms 2 & 3 !!   :D :D

https://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/17539258.station-car-park-gets-150-more-spaces/?ref=rss


Title: Re: Westbury Station Car Park extension
Post by: bobm on March 31, 2019, 08:12:12 am
The article says the car park was opened on the 22nd March.   Not sure how I got photos of the ceremony the week before then......


Title: Re: Westbury Station Car Park extension
Post by: Timmer on March 31, 2019, 09:33:41 am
The article says the car park was opened on the 22nd March.   Not sure how I got photos of the ceremony the week before then......
Time machine?



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