Network Rail's car park work leaves driver in the lurch

A Mercedes driver will probably regret the moment they parked in the middle of a cordoned off area at Edinburgh Waverley station.

A Mercedes sits in the middle of diggers at Edinburgh Waverley station. Credit: STV News

Workers had blocked off an area of the car park on Thursday so they could carry out resurfacing work on Friday.

But they were in for a surprise when they were greeted by a vehicle sitting in the middle of the designated work area.

Undeterred they carried on with the work as planned and built a little ramp in front of the car to allow the owner to drive out without damaging the Mercedes.

A Network Rail spokesman said: "The motorist moved the barriers and parked in the worksite, but we've left a ramp for them to exit and will be happy to return their vehicle once they contact us."