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Parking space on a Friday lunchtime at Bath Spa station?

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Parking space on a Friday lunchtime at Bath Spa station?

We want to leave our car at Bath Spa station on Friday 19 May around 12.00 or 13.00, catch a train to London and return to Bath the next afternoon. How likely are we to find a vacant space in the station car park on a Friday lunchtime in May?

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1. Re: Parking space on a Friday lunchtime at Bath Spa station?

There is no car park at the train station. You will need to use the Southgate car park which is across the road. It is a large car park and there should be plenty of room on a Friday.

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2. Re: Parking space on a Friday lunchtime at Bath Spa station?

The information above is misleading as there are 2 "station" carparks (but one of the old ones was dug up).

The carpark adjoining platform 1 is often fairly empty on a Friday. To get to it you have to drive through the tunnel to the left of the station forecourt and turn left up the slope (watch out for pedestrians).

I am pretty certain that there is also a section of overspill carpark reserved for rail passengers in the Southgate carpark (underground). I think you might need to validate your parking ticket on the station platform.

Hopefully somebody will come along to confirm/deny the Southgate bit.

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3. Re: Parking space on a Friday lunchtime at Bath Spa station?

Thank you both!

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4. Re: Parking space on a Friday lunchtime at Bath Spa station?

Sorry I was mistaken about parking at the train station. There are 80 spaces onsite. If you park at Southgate you will need to enter your car registration details into a machine on the station platform to validate a discounted rate for parking. It is recommended that you go to the third level down for train users.

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5. Re: Parking space on a Friday lunchtime at Bath Spa station?

Thank you!

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