Double selling

SIR, — Further to the letter and story (Herts Advertiser, September 18) concerning the ever-increasing car-park fees at local stations, I should like to draw attention to an additional issue. In the past, in the event of there being no spaces available la

SIR, - Further to the letter and story (Herts Advertiser, September 18) concerning the ever-increasing car-park fees at local stations, I should like to draw attention to an additional issue.

In the past, in the event of there being no spaces available later in the morning at the multi-storey car park adjacent to St Albans City Station, it was possible to park in the open area across the road at no additional charge - ie the annual ticket was recognised.

Since the building of the additional car park however in this area, if the multi-storey car park adjacent to the station is full, we have to pay yet again to park. This is outrageous considering that, as pointed out last week, customers pay a sum approaching £1,000 for an annual ticket.

I had a lengthy correspondence recently about this when after a local appointment I arrived just after 10am. Tickets should be valid for both, especially in view of the fact that both NCP and FCC declined to say how many tickets they sell for the main multi-storey car park. There are apparently 1,000 spaces but one wonders how many times they are selling the same spaces to those with yearly, quarterly, monthly or daily tickets.


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VALERIE SHRIMPLIN,

Monks Horton Way, St Albans.

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