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Chris from Nailsea
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« on: November 05, 2009, 10:02:10 PM »

For details of current Parking Tariffs and Connect Codes at FGW stations, see the FGW website, at http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk/Your-journey/Car-parks/Parking-tariffs-and-connect-codes#
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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011, 10:51:48 PM »

I can't see Radley included in that list of present car park charges. Does that mean is is free at present but that as the finance for its enlargement from a fund that is intended to be revenue generating, will mean that parking charges will be introduced at Radley?
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2011, 06:19:59 PM »

Car parking at Radley Station is free at present, and should remain free when the car park is enlarged.

(I have spoken to the Chair of Radley parish council, which is strongly opposed to the introduction of any parking charges at the station!)
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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2011, 06:28:59 PM »

I wonder how Radley car park extension got through the vetting process if it will not generate any income. The only logic I can think of is that an extended car park will produce more rail users and thus increase fare income. However that logic could apply to hundreds of stations where car parks are often full by early morning.
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2011, 06:32:47 PM »

I'll send you a PM with details of my discussion with my contact at Radley.  Wink
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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2013, 07:26:40 PM »

Car parking at Radley Station is free at present, and should remain free when the car park is enlarged.

(I have spoken to the Chair of Radley parish council, which is strongly opposed to the introduction of any parking charges at the station!)

I definitely saw some new 'remember to Pay & Display' signs at Radley as I flashed through the other week.  Not sure how much the new charges are though?
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2013, 03:23:21 AM »

Car parking at Radley Station is free at present, and should remain free when the car park is enlarged.

(I have spoken to the Chair of Radley parish council, which is strongly opposed to the introduction of any parking charges at the station!)

I definitely saw some new 'remember to Pay & Display' signs at Radley as I flashed through the other week.  Not sure how much the new charges are though?

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« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2013, 07:16:20 AM »

"... we will need to introduce car park charges."

Why the compulsion? Are FGW being forced to introduce charges? And if so, by whom?
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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2013, 08:28:24 AM »

"... we will need to introduce car park charges."

Why the compulsion? Are FGW being forced to introduce charges? And if so, by whom?

To pay for the work to extend the car park?
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2013, 08:59:41 PM »

"... we will need to introduce car park charges."

Why the compulsion? Are FGW being forced to introduce charges? And if so, by whom?

The Department for Transport.  It is a condiion of the funding that FGW got from the Station Commercial Project Fund that the enhancement it pays for must increase the value of the franchise to the Treasury by generating extra revenue, hence the introduction of parking charges.
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2013, 09:37:59 PM »

I had a shufty (spelling?) at the Yeovil Pen Mill car park the other day when there and was interested to see no charges 'for rail users' on the notice.  How would they know you were a rail user, I wondered?

I was interested as a trip to Bath or Bristol would be attractive to we coastal types from YPM (? not in abbs list) but if one had to fork out for parking too, a drawback.
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« Reply #11 on: August 24, 2014, 10:52:56 PM »

Does anybody know who owns the apparently unused piece of land next to Mottisfont and Dunbridge ?

http://threeriversrail.com/mottisfontanddunbridge.html
is it part of the old goods yard?

would seem to be a good place for some parking spaces .
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