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First Capital Connect opens electric car charging points in St Albans City station
First Capital Connect has launched an electric car charging scheme at St Albans City station as part of a green initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of passengers.
On Wednesday, FCC installed two Charge & Go power points in the Ridgmont Road car park.
FCC Projects Director Ian Duncan-Santiago said: "We are delighted to have installed electric car charging points at three stations on our network as part of our commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of our passengers.
"Charge & Go is a fantastic scheme that complements the greenest form of public transport - electric trains.
"Not only will our passengers be able to leave their car to charge while they’re at work or enjoying a day in town, we’ll discount their parking ticket if it’s an annual season ticket and even pay for their electricity."
FCC paid for half of the £27,000 installation cost for the three stations with the remainder met by the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles initiative.
Not-for-profit organisation Source East, which has a network of charging points across the East of England, will be operating the system.
Customers should register with Source East for an access card which costs £10 per year and hold valid car park tickets to be able to use the system.
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