Thousands of rail passengers have been hit by inflation busting rises to park at stations, sparking a major row.
Commuters in Basingstoke will now have to pay £8 a day, which is up by 50p. Brighton saw prices rise from £12 a day to £12.50.
Those who live in Hayward Heath in West Sussex face paying £1,138 for an annual permit.
Southern have raised its average overall rise to around 5% and 3.5% for season tickets, while South West Trains said they had increased parking charges by 3.8%. The two companies introduced the biggest increases.
Southern says it has invested 8.2 million pounds on car park facilities and has added 1,100 extra spaces across the network.
Southeastern said its rise was 3%, about 20p or 30p for most people.
First Great Western said it had no increases and are in fact cutting weekend parking at stations by 50%.
A new strategy has been launched to make sure there are enough parking spaces in Wokingham. Councillors approved the plan which sets out how to make better use of existing parking and increases capacity over the next thirteen years to meet a growing population in the town.
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Brighton and Hove Council say they plough any profit from parking in the city back into transport for the community. Councillor Ian Davey, lead member for transport, said: “Any surplus income from parking in Brighton & Hove is invested back into transport for the benefit
of residents, businesses and visitors. Specifically the surplus was used to subsidise free bus travel for older people (£9.2 million) which is expected to rise to over £10 million this year, as well as capital investment for transport infrastructure, road safety and public transport
improvements. We have also invested £4.2 million on refurbishing our car parks."