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Transport Minister opens £13m car park

Baroness Kramer and other dignitaries cross some of the 700 spaces at the £13m car park at Bristol Parkway Credit: ITV West

Bristol Parkway Station now has 700 more parking spaces.

The Transport Minister Baroness Kramer officially opened the new car park this morning. It cost £13 million to build.

First Great Western expects Bristol Parkway to become much busier once the Great Western mainline is electrified.

The Transport Minister Baroness Kramer unveils the all-important plaque Credit: ITV West

Baroness Kramer says the investment will pay off in the future.

This is for the long term. This is anticipating there are going to be many more people coming in as we get more trains, faster trains, increase in service quality, and that means that we've got it there now to serve the next generation of users for this station. So it's not just a quick response to a short-term demand

– Baroness Kramer, Transport Minister

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Work on Bristol Parkway car park begins

Work on Bristol Parkway car park begins Credit: ITV News West Country

Work to build a new 13 million pound car park at Bristol Parkway will begin this week. It will create over 7 hundred new spaces at the railway station.

Passenger numbers are expected to rise over the coming years with plans to electrify the main rail line between London and the West. Parking will be reduced during the works, but drivers can use alternative spaces at Parkway North.

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