Questions have been raised over how much longer work is to take place at a Falmouth station amid fears that the situation is becoming dangerous.

A large portion of the car park at Penmere Station is currently taken up by metal barriers surrounding a metal container and other associated works equipment.

This has left just two parking spaces remaining for passengers using the station.

There have been claims that, as a result, cars are entering the car park unaware of the lack of space and have found themselves unable to turn round, forcing them to reverse back out onto Penmere Hill.

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One reader contacted the Packet to say: "This is making a small area even smaller and is now dangerous.

"Cars go in and can’t turn around to leave if there’s any other vehicles in, which means they have to reverse out onto a very busy and fast road.

"On Wednesday, going for the 8.20am train, there was a construction lorry and a civil engineering van in there also - impossible situation.

"How long is this going on for?"

A Great Western Railway spokesperson was unable to give a fixed date for when the car park would return to normal, but that it would be "as soon as we are able to".

He said: "The station is presently being fitted with new automatic, LED lighting to reduce its environmental footprint, and as part of our ongoing maintenance programme is also being re-painted at the same time.

"While the work is being conducted during January and a quieter period for the station, space is required by our contractors in the free car park to be able to conduct these improvements.

"The car park will be returned to its full capacity as soon as we are able to."