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Where will cars park if railway station is full?
12:32pm Wednesday 6th March 2013 in Postbag
IN August 1999 Graham Eccles, then managing director of South West Trains, advised me that 120 new car parking spaces were to be provided in the former east goods yard and to the north of the station in Salisbury.
Of course, none of this promised development has materialised and today there is still no remaining space for anyone wishing to park and travel after about 8am. This effectively means that it becomes necessary to leave cars in the long stay area of the Central Car Park before taking the train. It would also be possible to use park and ride but only with plenty of available time and the car being recovered before the sites are closed in the early evening.
Now, the new plans for the redevelopment of the Central Car Park involve the removal of all long stay parking.
I have written twice to cllr Richard Clewer since the beginning of January asking him to advise where, in the future, anyone should leave their car when finding the railway station car park full.
ALAN STRONG, Hanging Langford