CAR parking charges are being introduced at Hagley railway station from next week.

The first charges will come into effect on August 18 with prices starting at £1.12 per day for car park season ticket holders.

Hagley is one of nine stations where the charges are being introduced across the London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway networks.

Nearby Droitwich Spa, Albrighton, Coleshill Parkway, Henley-in-Arden, Ledbury, Park Street, Shenstone and Shifnal are the others.

Andy Camp, commercial director for London Northwestern Railway and West Midlands Railway, said: “We are making significant investment in our car parks.

"And it is only fair that those who use them pay towards their upkeep, as already happens at the majority of stations.

“We have listened to feedback and reduced the daily rate to £3 from the £4.50 initially proposed. With an annual car park season ticket the cost to drivers will be just £1.12 per day.

“Importantly, these charges will reduce the impact of ‘rail heading’, where drivers travel many miles to avoid parking fees at their nearest station, squeezing out local residents.

“We are investing in more CCTV, better lighting and automatic number plate recognition across our car parks as well as adding 2,760 cycle spaces and station travel plans as part of our commitment to sustainable travel.”

Parking discounts are available off-peak and at weekends. Car parking season tickets offer significant discounts and are available weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually.

Drivers can purchase season tickets in advance, pay at machines on-site or download an app from