Spa­ces in short sup­ply

Rail (UK) - - Letters -

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

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