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Train station set for extra parking spaces under council transport proposal

South Lanarkshire Council is looking for feedback on its local transport strategy

Lanark train station could benefit from an additional 53 parking spaces in the future under South Lanarkshire Council’s park and ride strategy.

The local authority has launched a consultation for all 19 stations in the area and wants local feedback on its plans.

Under the strategy, a new car park would be created at the empty land leading to Braidfute Retail Park, beside Alston’s Yard and nearby houses.

If approved, the total number of spaces for rail users would be 89, including five disabled spaces and two electric vehicle spaces.

South Lanarkshire Council has been looking at creating additional parking spaces in this area of the town for a number of years and had initially tried to convert Alston’s Yard, alongside the construction a business development centre, but negotiations with the land owner were unsuccessful.

Councillor John Anderson, the chair of the council’s community and enterprise committee, said: “We would like as many people as possible to take part in this consultation.

“We want to hear from the people who are using the park and ride facilities, as it is these day-to-day users who will have the most valuable feedback.

“Rail usage across South Lanarkshire continues to grow year-on-year and we have to do what we can to help as many people as possible use the network.

“Once the consultation period has ended, we will take all the comments on board and a finalised strategy will be submitted to the Community and Enterprise Committee for approval.”

You can complete the survey by clicking here.