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Railways: Car Parks

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 5 January 2010

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the offer for sale of King's Lynn station overspill car park by BRB (Residuary) Ltd for housing on the number of people using the rail service there. [HL849]

The Government have made no such assessment. The existing overspill car park which was sold by was sold by BRB (Residuary) Ltd on 15 December is currently protected for use as a car park by the lease that is in place with First Capital Connect. In addition, it is a regulated facility and any change of use would require the approval of the Office of Rail Regulation.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many spaces there are at King's Lynn station car park in the main and overflow areas; and what is the peak occupancy rate in each car park on each day of the week. [HL850]

There are 208 car park spaces at King’s Lynn station. The Department for Transport does not hold information on occupancy levels in the level of detail requested. However, I understand from First Capital Connect that the average occupancy level is 68 per cent.