Train operator London Midland says there is simply no more space to expand parking at Tring’s railway station despite complaints from disgruntled motorists unable to find a space.
Freelance journalist Gareth Davies, of Pitstone, said: “The main rush of commuters will always find a space. It’s after 11am that things get very sticky. Spaces will become available again after about 2pm, as early shift workers return to their cars.
“I can only see this getting worse as the economy continues to improve, and with new building planned in Pitstone – up to 60 new homes seeking planning permission at this moment.
“It seems quite unfair that people should have to turn away from parking at a railway station. For me, as a freelance going in mid morning, it is becoming quite a nuisance.”
In December 2008,in a partnership between London Midland and Network Rail, nearly 200 extra car parking spaces were created through the construction of a £2.5 million multi-storey car park.
There are now 520 car parking spaces and London Midland says there is nothing else that can be done.
Spokesman Lindsey Preece said: “There is no obvious additional space available for us to extend the car park and we could not build the current design higher due to strict planning regulations.
“As we have already placed considerable investment in developing car parking facilities at Tring, I’m afraid I can’t offer anything further.”