In Jeremy Hunt’s next ten ideas for South West Surrey, voted for in 2006, number 6 was to improve parking at our railway stations.
Haslemere and Farnham train stations in particular really suffer from a lack of parking. This causes huge problems for local residents constantly affected by on street commuter parking outside their houses. Recently plans for an extra deck at Haslemere station were abandoned by South West Trains because of the recession, so Jeremy has been working with Network Rail and South West Trains to try and find an alternative solution.
Jeremy says:“It is crucial that we find a solution to the lack of parking at the stations. Commuter parking has become a nightmare in some streets but this problem will never be solved unless we increase station car park capacity.”