Select Committee on Environment, Transport and Regional Affairs Appendices to the Minutes of Evidence

Supplementary Memorandum by Railtrack (IT 149A)

  Thank you for your letter regarding the availability of car hire from Stations operated by Railtrack.

  Currently we run 14 city centre stations including:

    Edinburgh Waverley

    Leeds City

    Birmingham New Street



    King's Cross

    Glasgow Central

    Manchester Piccadilly

    Victoria and Gatwick Airport

    Liverpool Street


    London Bridge and Charing Cross

  Car hire facilities are available at:

    —  Waterloo (Eurostar)

    Monday to Saturday 0800-2300

    Sunday 0900-2300

    —  Edinburgh Waverley

    Monday to Friday 0800-1800

    Saturday 0900-1700

    Sunday 0900-1300

    —  Euston Station

    Thomas Cook offer a Hertz Car Hire facility

    Monday to Sunday 0800-2000

    —  Leeds City

  We are keen to introduce facilities at other stations where demand exists and space allows. Demand at other stations varies according to the availability of other means of preferred transport such as bus links, underground, trams and taxis.

  Some stations are seriously constrained by the lack of parking/servicing space, such as at Charing Cross which does not even enjoy a car park. Where station redevelopments are being considered e.g., Manchester Piccadilly, car hire is being included within the cluster of travel services to be offered.

Richard Middleton

Director, Commercial

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