A new public car park has opened on Countess Road in Dunbar near the rail station.
Then free facility, which has 20 spaces, has been provided on waste ground as part of East Lothian Council’s £300,000 parking improvement budget.
Councillor Michael Veitch said: “The residents of Countess Road are quite rightly aggrieved at their street having long been a default car park for the railway station, while commuters are fed up of having to battle to get a space on surrounding streets because of the ludicrously expensive station car park.
“By taking this derelict piece of land and building a new car off-street car park, I hope we have found a win-win solution for residents and commuters alike. It remains my hope that the old Foggo’s yard next to the existing station car park can be developed and the current charging dropped.”