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12.02.14

Longbridge station gets additional parking

A new park and ride car park has been opened at Longbridgestation in Birmingham.

The £700,000 project includes 102 spaces, CCTV, help points and a barrier to read travel passes and tickets to ensure only rail passengers use the car park. The work was carried out in partnership with developers St Modwen.

Cllr Roger Horton, Centro lead member for rail, said: “I am delighted that we are able to expand Park and Ride still further with this dedicated facility for Longbridge, something which will ease the pressure on other nearby stations.

“A key feature is the ticket barrier – local residents had flagged their concerns that the car park may get clogged up by non-train users and that genuine commuters would have to park in nearby streets. I am glad to say that we have taken heed.”

Cllr Tahir Ali, cabinet member for development, jobs and skills at Birmingham City Council said: “The new car park at Longbridge station is a major contribution to the delivery of the Longbridge Area Action Plan.

“It will help improve connectivity to the city centre and increase access to jobs for local people."

Mark Goodall, head of Cross City Service for London Midland trains, said: "Our customers really value free park and ride facilities, so I’m delighted that through our partnership with Centro we are helping to make the daily commute for local rail travellers even easier.”

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