Bristol Parkway work begins to build 710-space car park

Bristol Parkway
Image caption A multi-storey car park will provide an extra 710 spaces at Bristol Parkway station

Work has started on a £13m multi-storey car park at Bristol Parkway train station in order to create 710 extra spaces.

The work is being carried out by Network Rail (NR) and is expected to be completed by the end of next March.

Sarah McManus, from First Great Western, said the move would help both regular and infrequent customers.

Alternative parking will be available at nearby Parkway North and a shuttle bus service has been put in place.

Some residents living nearby have raised concerns about commuters continuing to park along nearby streets to save on parking costs.

One of them, Margaret Ryan, said: "We know people are parking in the streets because of the cost of parking in Parkway and because it's quite close.

"What they're doing is parking and walking up to save the cost of the parking."

Network Rail hopes the new car park will encourage more people to use it as access in and out of the station will also be improved.

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