London bus garage coach parking trial extended

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Following a midterm review of its London coach parking trial at Camberwell and Stockwell bus garages, the CPT has announced that the initial six week period due to end on June 24 has been extended through until the Autumn.

The parking facilities at both garages are now also open to all coach operators, including overseas visitors, with a day’s parking for CPT members charged at a discounted introductory offer rate of £30 (£40 for non-members). An administration charge of £1.50 and VAT will be added to all bookings.

The coach parking facilities at Camberwell (SE5 9JH) and Stockwell (SW4 6ST) are located a 15 minute drive away from many of London’s key tourist destinations and open from 0900 – 1700hrs, Monday to Friday.

CPT’s Coaching Manager, Andy Warrender said: “At a time when coach parking bays and set-down points in the Capital are at an absolute premium, I am delighted that CPT has been able to partner with Go-Ahead to provide an additional 30 spaces each day up until the Autumn.

“Having undertaken an early review of the trial and listening to feedback received from those who have already used the facilities at Camberwell and Stockwell, we have been able to negotiate a further £5 discount for CPT Members – so that’s a day’s parking for just £30.

“I do hope operators make use of these new facilities and we very much look forward to receiving feedback which will help us further develop this initiative.”

CPT hopes that following a successful trial of these new coach parking facilities, an online booking and payment system will be introduced in order to make the whole process easier.

Same day bookings will not be accepted. All payments must be made in advance and operators using the parking facilities must adhere to the terms and conditions set out by Go-Ahead.

Members wishing to book parking spaces at either garage can do so by calling CPT’s dedicated credit card hotlines on 020 7257 2507/020 7257 2521 or by contacting [email protected].