Commuters complain about ‘soaring’ cost of parking in Milton Keynes car park

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Commuters are fuming after a privately-owned car park has quadrupled its charges overnight.

Drivers who use the former Network Rail car park say they must now pay a whopping £8,000 a year to commute to London.

Ironically Milton Keynes Council was due to buy the car park for £1m in a bid to raise income.

But the purchase fell through and it is now being run by Indigo.

The previous management company Apcoa offered an annual season ticket, which worked out at around £2 per day.

But Indigo last week raised the charge to £8 a day – and has withdrawn the season ticket facility until further notice.

“It seems they are being greedy. They can make more money by charging people daily,” said one commuter.

The car park, built originally to serve Network Rail employees, has 294 spaces. It was always cheaper than other rail station car parks, which average around £5.50 a day.

Indigo raise £2,352 a day from the car park. A company spokesman said: “We may in the future consider introducing permits if our customers tell us that would improve their experience.”