Station parking discount for green cars in Hunts

DRIVERS of environmentally-friendly vehicles are in line for a 10 per cent discount on station parking season tickets in Huntingdonshire from today (Wednesday).

Train operator First Capital Connect, which is responsible for the station car parks at both Huntingdon and St Neots, said the discount would be available for season tickets bought through RingGo, FCC’s mobile payment system, for all vehicles registered as low-emission and in BandS A, B or C with the DVLA.

An alternative to pay-and-display parking, RingGo enables FCC customers to pay for their parking via a credit or debit card after parking their vehicle. Cash is still accepted at pay and display machines, but motorists using this method of payment will not receive a discount.

David Burns, FCC’s customer services commercial manager, said: “Our customers have already demonstrated their commitment to the environment by choosing to travel by train – one of the most environmentally-friendly forms of transport. So it’s a natural step to recognise and reward motorists who use a more environmentally-friendly vehicle to travel to the station, too.”

INFORMATION: Emission bands A to C are those that emit 120g/km of carbon dioxide or less. This includes many popular diesel powered models, such as BMW 3 Series, Citroen C3, Fiat Bravo, Mini Cooper and Mercedes Benz A class.