COMMUTERS being urged to use the train are in trouble over car parking.
Many have been accused of clogging up quiet lanes in villages around Huddersfield.
Now there is a plea for the authorities to provide more parking spaces near local railway stations.
Residents of villages such as Brockholes have accused drivers of blocking roads in the village because of a shortage of parking spaces.
Some train passengers have started using Brockholes station after a housing development near Honley station led to fewer parking spaces.
But this in turn has caused problems in Brockholes.
Peter Marshall, of the Huddersfield, Penistone and Sheffield Rail Users’ Association, said: “I know the Brockholes Village Trust is concerned about this.
“It’s got to the stage where people are parking across residents’ drives simply because they are no longer able to park at Honley station.”
The association said this year that a new housing development at Lower Royd in Honley had led to the loss of 13 parking spaces for rail passengers.
But Kirklees Council said there had actually been a net gain of one space following the development.
Mr Marshall has called for the council to provide more parking for rail passengers.
He added: “Kirklees needs a park-and-ride strategy. But it won’t be easy because unfortunately a lot of land around train stations in the Holme Valley has been sold.”