Free parking for key workers at Edinburgh Waverley

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Edinburgh Waverley free car parking
Credit: Network rail

Network Rail has announced that Edinburgh Waverley now has free car parking for key workers.

Edinburgh Waverley is now one of 24 stations offering free parking.

The free parking will be in place until April 30 and is aimed at key workers such as nurses and carers, transport workers and supermarket employees.

Passengers are also being reminded of only essential travel during the coronavirus pandemic

Car parks with free key worker parking:

  • Birmingham Ellis Street (app not required)
  • Birmingham New Street (Short Stay)
  • Blackheath
  • Bristol Temple Meads
  • Chippenham Cocklebury Road
  • Chislehurst
  • Dartford Car Park
  • Droitwich Spa
  • Edinburgh Waverley (app not required)
  • Leeds City (Short Stay) (app not required)
  • Letchworth
  • Llandudno Station
  • London Paddington
  • Manchester Piccadilly (app not required)
  • Manchester Victoria
  • Reading Station Underground Short Stay (app not required)
  • Swindon North Star Street
  • Swindon Sheppard Street
  • Uckfield
  • Walsall Car Park
  • Welwyn Garden City
  • Whitstable
  • Wigan Wallgate
  • York Commuter

What did the officials say?

David Biggs, managing director for Network Rail Property, said:

“We recognise the tremendous effort all of our key workers are putting in during this challenging time. This simple gesture is about showing we care for those people who are caring for us, from the nurses in our NHS to the supermarket workers restocking shelves.

“We are relying on the goodwill of people at this difficult time to only use the free parking option if they are a key worker as defined by Government guidelines. This is an evolving situation so we’ll keep the offer under review and may choose to extend it beyond 30 April.”

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