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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Front Page -

When is the short-term car park­ing at the rail­way sta­tion go­ing to be ad­dressed, and will it be bet­ter af­ter the re­de­vel­op­ment? At present, it is an ut­ter dis­grace for a ma­jor main line sta­tion

WHEN is the short-term car park­ing at the rail­way sta­tion go­ing to be ad­dressed, and will it be bet­ter af­ter the re­de­vel­op­ment?

At present, it is an ut­ter dis­grace for a ma­jor main line sta­tion.

Prior to the start of the build­ing work it was bad enough, but now it is not fit for pur­pose.

If you have to drop off or meet a train at a pop­u­lar time, there is just nowhere to stop with­out ob­struct­ing traf­fic.

The old short stay car park (with its ridicu­lously nar­row spa­ces) is now mostly given over to (un­der-utilised) dis­abled park­ing, mean­ing that there are prob­a­bly fewer than a dozen spa­ces for ev­ery­one else who needs to stop for a few min­utes.

On top of that, there is barely ad­e­quate pro­vi­sion for taxis, and fre­quently there is an unat­tended taxi or pri­vate hire car oc­cu­py­ing one of the only two drop-off spa­ces.

I have not seen in the re­de­vel­op­ment plans how it will be im­proved.

My pref­er­ence would be to knock down the Great North­ern Ho­tel and use the space for the ben­e­fit of sta­tion users!

One fur­ther thing – the £1 charge (as­sum­ing you can get a space) is ex­tor­tion­ate for what is of­ten a five-minute stop.

At other sta­tions I have been to you can get a free 15 minute ticket, or you can pay if you know you want to be longer – ei­ther way you have to dis­play a valid ticket.

This all needs to be fixed – soon!

ROBERT GREGOORY-SMITH

Gil­dale, Wer­ring­ton, Peter­bor­ough

YOUR VIEW

Tele­graph reader Char­lotte Pat­ter­son sent us this great mono­chrome im­age of the rail bridge over the River Nene, taken from Town Bridge by her hus­band, Shane.

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