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Eastbourne & Willingdon Lib Dems


April 19, 2013 10:17 AM

Following discussions between the Transport Group of the MP's Commission for Eastbourne and Southern it has been made easier for passengers to park at Eastbourne railway station. Head of the transport group, Dave Cooper, pointed out to Southern a difficulty he had encountered when buying a weekly season ticket for travel but being unable to buy one for parking which meant that he had to attend the ticket machines daily, thus contributing to queuing and requiring the machines to be used more often.

A spokesperson for Southern said: "The suggestion of a weekly parking ticket was a good one which we recognised would improve the service to Eastbourne station car park users. We were therefore pleased to make the change and introduce it."

Dave Cooper said "This is great news for regular purchasers of weekly season tickets and made complete common sense for a number of reasons. Southern were great when I contacted them with my suggestion, and they said that they were interested in anything that made the passenger experience more pleasant and this one ticked the box of efficiency as well".

Eastbourne MP, Stephen Lloyd, said "This is another example of how the MP's Commission for Eastbourne is making a practical difference; all helping our town buck the economic trend."

The initiative comes following recent expenditure by Southern to improve the access route from the car park to the platforms and to make disabled parking bays more friendly for users.