HC Deb 25 February 1965 vol 707 cc153-4W
Sir R. Russell

asked the Minister of Transport how much parking space for cars is provided at its stations by the Railways Board; and how much is provided at railway stations in each region and in London.

Mr. Tom Fraser

The Railways Board tells me, that it has provided parking space at its stations to accommodate a total of 49,408 cars. The number of parking spaces available at stations in each region is as follows:

Eastern 8,500
London Midland 11,297
North-Eastern 3,254
Scottish 3,592
Southern 15,313
Western 7,452

Provision has been made at stations in London within a 20 mile radius of Charing Cross to accommodate 7,560 cars in all.

Sir R. Russell

asked the Minister of Transport, in view of the need for off-street parking in and around cities linked with public transport, if he will give a general direction, in the public interest, to the British Railways Board to include car parks in the rebuilding of terminal stations and on other railway property close to suburban stations.

Mr. Tom Fraser

No. It is for the the Railways Board to decide where car parks might be provided on its land and whether such provision is justified. I know this is a matter that the Board bears very much in mind.