First Capital Connect adamant that Huntingdon railway station car parking spaces are no smaller than before despite complaints

11:57 25 July 2014

Huntingdon Railway Station and A14

Huntingdon Railway Station and A14

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Train firm First Capital Connect says the newly-repainted parking spaces at Huntingdon Railway Station’s car park are no narrower than before.

Commuter Jamie Webb contacted The Hunts Post to say he was convinced the parking bays had shrunk.

“They are adamant they are the same size, yet they refuse to check the sizes and they have refused to try parking a car in the space too,” he said.

“You can park a car but you can no longer get in or out of your car properly.”

Mr Webb said the issue had been made worse by the fact that parking management company APCOA had been issuing fines to drivers who had not parked in the bays properly.

“Whilst APCOA are entitled to fine people who don’t park correctly, First Capital Connect should provide a space which is practical to the majority of users,” he added.

A First Capital Connect spokesman denied the size of the parking spaces had changed. “The bays are definitely no narrower than before,” he said.

“APCOA is enforcing the terms and conditions associated with parking at the station which are designed to ensure that motorists do not take up more than one space.”

4 comments

  • I have recently been given a £85 fine just for one of my wheels being on the line however as i am a larger than average man my car is a 4x4 which does not fit in those tiny spaces unless i didn't want to exit my car ! I believe FCC have done this purely to make money out of vunrable commuters.

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    Angry Parker

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

  • I've certainly had issues with the drop-off spaces. Parking on the Brampton side doesn't seem too bad. I do think that they should have taken the opportunity after the resurfacing work to remove a couple of bays in each run and make all the remaining bays a bit wider. Too late now though, FCC are just clock-watching until Govia take over.

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    Steve Earley

    Monday, July 28, 2014

  • British standard parking place is 4.8Mx2.4M. Be interesting to have FCC parking place sizes...

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    Mike Stanley

    Friday, July 25, 2014

  • I agree with Jamie- I had reason to pick up someone from the station so tried to park in the new drop off space. I couldn't get out of the car despite all other cars parking correctly as there was no room for the door to open.

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    easternbabe

    Friday, July 25, 2014

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