A survey suggests commuters will be prepared to pay to park in the new station car park at Uckfield attracted by its proximity to the station and the security provided there.
So said Lawrence Stringer, transport development control manager at East Sussex County Council, at a meeting at Uckfield Civic Centre on Tuesday.
His comments were backed up by Network Rail project sponsor Vicky Tilling who had earlier described facilities that will be provided at the new Uckfield car park. See here in another UckfieldNews.com story: Uckfield station car park to cost £4 a day.
She said that when parking was provided adjacent to a station commuters did prefer to pay to park there rather than walk from further away. “They do like the security a car park provides.”
She added the 174 spaces to be provided at Uckfield took into account the loss to commuters of 23-hour parking at the Luxford Field and a reduction in parking at junctions on residential roads following the introduction of yellow lines.
And she said: “We charge for station car parks to cover costs such as CCTV coverage, staffing, lighting and maintenance.”
More details about Tuesday’s meeting can be found in these stories: