Posted in March logistics on March 7, 2011
We have now secured nearly 400 parking places across two south London locations – New Covent Garden near Vauxhall and the iconic Battersea Power Station. These two coach parks are very close to each other in SW8. They will be ideally located for coaches coming in from Wales, the south west and the south coast.
We are working with the Passenger Transport Confederation – the trade body for coach firms – and in general it is up to your coach company to make the arrangements for parking and drop off. So if necessary please pass this information on to your coach company.
Booking a coach parking bay at either New Covent Garden or Battersea Power Station is a two-stage process. Firstly, you will need to complete our on-line booking form by clicking here.
A total parking fee of £33 per coach is payable. Parking permits will only be issued once payment has been received.
You can make a payment in one of three ways:
1. Cheque: made payable to ‘Trades Union Congress’ and sent to Alen Mathewson, CCD, Congress House, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS
Please write your details on back of cheque.
Cheques must arrive no later than Friday 18 March 2011.
2. BACS: quoting reference ‘Parking26.3’ to:
Sort Code: 08-60-01
Account Number: 50511125
Name of Account: Trades Union Congress
3. Credit or debit card: via the TUC Publications Shop here.
All coach drivers must be in possession of their parking permit to gain entry on the day. Both New Covent Garden and Battersea Power Station will be staffed from 10:00 to 20:00, ensuring all vehicles have time to depart the site.
Individual coaches will not be able to “pay on the day” for coach parking at either New Covent Garden or Battersea Power Station.
The suggested drop-off point for this location is Vauxhall, though this could become very congested if coaches arrive together. It may well be quicker to walk to Vauxhall from New Covent Garden or walk to Queenstown Road from Battersea Power Station for travel by rail to Waterloo for the assembly and then to return to Vauxhall by tube for the journey home.
Every coach needs to have a travel steward – normally the coach organiser. We will make sure that travel stewards get any last minute briefing in advance, and we will also send out SMS text messages on the day to keep travel stewards updated. Register here.
And if you have spare seats on your coach that you want to fill, don’t forget to list it on False Economy’s travel map.
A full list of coach parking options across London is available here.