Spaces in short supply
My local station is Oxted. I have used it since 1969, and as a commuter to London Victoria for 21 years.
In the early days a car park was created in the goods yard, which was adequate. Over the years, however, train customers have doubled but the number of car spaces has not kept up. Commuters are now parking in local streets up to a mile away, because the local council had to ban parking up to 0930 in the streets near to the station and the shopping area.
Other local areas suffer the same congestion, such as Lingfield and Merstham. Does the rail industry not have some obligation to deal with this, owing to their success in attracting more commuters? John M Roe, Kent