Transport for London announces price hikes across district's Tube station car parks

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Epping station car park Epping station car park

COMMUTERS returning to work in the new year will be greeted by a price hike at the district's tube station car parks.

Transport for London (TfL) has announced its daily parking fees at Buckhurst Hill, Debden, Epping, Loughton and Theydon Bois car parks will go up from January 5.

Motorists parking at Epping station will be forced to pay a maximum of £6 on weekdays - a 50p rise from the current tariff and well above the London Underground car park average of £5.07.

The biggest hikes come in Debden and Theydon Bois, where weekday fees will rise from £3.50 to £5 - an increase of more than 40 per cent.

In Buckhurst Hill and Loughton, fees will rise from £4.50 to £5 a day.

Saturday parking fees will rise from £1.50 to £2 in Buckhurst Hill, Debden, Epping and Loughton and will double from £1 to £2 in Theydon Bois.

And on Sundays maximum tariffs will rise from £1 to £1.50 at all stations.

Commuters are already facing an increase in London bus and Tube fares, which will shoot up by 4.2 per cent in January.

But TfL says the increases will bring prices 'more into line' with other local car parks and that revenues will be reinvested into car parks and the transport network.

Director of commercial development Graeme Craig said: "We have taken the decision to increase the tariffs at many of our car parks to bring them in line with local competitors, however, we have kept the changes to a minimum.

"Some stations will actually see a decrease or no changes to their current weekday or weekend tariffs.

"This is the first increase in charges in more than two years and our charges remain below the market rate."

  • Will you be affected by the increase in car park charges? Let us know your views by emailing katie.bamber@london.newsquest.co.uk.

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4:44pm Tue 18 Dec 12

dtmgables says...

absolute disgrace! No wonder people park in side streets....
absolute disgrace! No wonder people park in side streets.... dtmgables

9:35pm Tue 18 Dec 12

Jay Bee says...

I wouldn't worry about it; if the local council get their way, all the station car-parks in the district will become housing developments.
I wouldn't worry about it; if the local council get their way, all the station car-parks in the district will become housing developments. Jay Bee

8:36am Wed 19 Dec 12

Miss Magoo says...

Making the council car parks more expensive meaning even more commuters park in the side streets seems like another way for the councils to bring in residents permit parking - which we have to *pay* for.

A win-win for the council with either option.
Making the council car parks more expensive meaning even more commuters park in the side streets seems like another way for the councils to bring in residents permit parking - which we have to *pay* for. A win-win for the council with either option. Miss Magoo

9:47am Wed 19 Dec 12

dtmgables says...

This means Epping station car park will take in excess £900,000 in parking charges next year!! And this is without factoring in any parking fines.
This means Epping station car park will take in excess £900,000 in parking charges next year!! And this is without factoring in any parking fines. dtmgables

9:58am Wed 19 Dec 12

word of mouth says...

How can this be justified in the current economic climate. If they said it's for repairs or to fund a project i'd understand, a little, but this is daylight robbery.
How can this be justified in the current economic climate. If they said it's for repairs or to fund a project i'd understand, a little, but this is daylight robbery. word of mouth

11:29am Wed 19 Dec 12

dtmgables says...

word of mouth wrote:
How can this be justified in the current economic climate. If they said it's for repairs or to fund a project i'd understand, a little, but this is daylight robbery.
GREED, pure and simple. Commuters dont have a choice.....
[quote][p][bold]word of mouth[/bold] wrote: How can this be justified in the current economic climate. If they said it's for repairs or to fund a project i'd understand, a little, but this is daylight robbery.[/p][/quote]GREED, pure and simple. Commuters dont have a choice..... dtmgables

11:19pm Wed 19 Dec 12

SXH says...

Residents refuse CPZ, TFL working with all boroughs pushing CPZ on residents what a scam. yes pure greed residents have to pay.
Residents refuse CPZ, TFL working with all boroughs pushing CPZ on residents what a scam. yes pure greed residents have to pay. SXH

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