Parking costs cut at Westgate Station

David Pickersgill and Julie Marshall trian / road race from Wakefield to London and back.
David Pickersgill and Julie Marshall trian / road race from Wakefield to London and back.

PARKING costs at Westgate Station have been slashed.

Costs for parking on week days were cut to £7 on Monday, in an attempt by rail operator East Coast to encourage people to use Westgate’s new multi-storey car park.

Tomorrow a new weekend day rate will be introduced, allowing motorists to park for just £5 on Saturdays and Sundays.

The new charges replace a previous day rate of £12.50 and will be in place until the end of the year.

East Coast commercial and customer service director Peter Williams said: “We are trialling reduced parking rates at weekends, when we have more capacity available.

“We hope to encourage more motorists to give our trains a try.

“As well as convenient and secure parking at a great value price, we can offer stress-free long-distance travel which also competes well on price with driving or flying.

“Already we are seeing more and more people switch from the car or the plane to the train.

“We think these new car park rates will encourage more to join them.”

The new car park accommodates 900 vehicles, and features a secure pay-on-foot system and CCTV throughout.