TRANSFORMING a yard beside Dunbar Railway Station could have a massive impact on parking in the town, according to the chairwoman of the town’s community council.

A call has been made to improve facilities for cyclists catching a train since a second platform was opened at the station at the end of 2019.

Pippa Swan, chairwoman of Dunbar Community Council, reiterated that more needed to be done to entice people to get on their bikes to the station.

She said: “We need to join together paths to encourage people to bike up to the station and not bring their cars into town to park.

“The land at the yard is potentially critical to unlocking parking for the whole town.”

The issue was raised at the group’s meeting last month.

Mrs Swan told members she would like to see “100 spaces for bikes to park” at the station.

Mark James, who recently joined the community council, said he wanted to see the “upgrade” the existing cycle parking at the station and was pleased the group was in favour.