Rail company hits back in war of words over parking problems at Brough station

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 11 Jul 2018

A rail company has hit back at claims it rejected an offer to create an extra car park at Broughstation.

East Riding scrutiny councillors were told last week Transpennine Express turned down the idea because the site 100 yards from the station was "too far away".

Councillor Richard Meredith, who represents the area, described the decision as a "travesty".

But a spokeswoman for the company claimed it was never offered the land.

She said the site has already been earmarked for a new fire station before the company took on the new franchise for the route.

READ MORE: 'Travesty' as rail company rejects new car park 100 yards from Brough station - for being too far away

She said: "We were never given the opportunity to develop the site for a car park.

"Having said that, we will continue to explore options for additional car parking for Brough station."

The car park in King Edward Terrace at Brough railway station.

Councillors heard congestion in the station's existing two car parks was leading to commuters parking in surrounding streets on a daily basis.

Read more: Rail passengers in Hull get first go on a Japanese-style bullet train

Some even end up missing their trains because there is nowhere to park.

The new fire station was opened last year to replace a previous facility on the former BAE Systems site.

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