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Price of parking at railway stations to go up

Thousands of rail passengers have been hit by inflation busting rises to park at stations, sparking a major row.

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Over £1000 a year to park at railway station in Sussex

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%.

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