Greater Anglia have announced that car parking charges are to increase in February by an average of 6.2%.
You may remember that GA's predecessor, NXEA, outsourced parking at Manningtree, and other car parks, to NCP. This ludicrous arrangement continues with Greater Anglia and made worse by the fact that NCP use yet another company - RingGo - to do the ticketing for them. Such an inefficient way to run any organisation will inevitably lead to greater charges with at least three companies trying to make money on the deal.
Greater Anglia have said that they continue to invest in their stations and services for the benefit of their customers. It is not clear that many customers will have seen these alleged benefits with their trains looking tattier by the day and performance statistics apparently taking priority over providing an actual service to their customers.
It is sad to report that Greater Anglia really seem to be no better than their predecessors and we really didn't think it could get much worse than NXEA.