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Hempstead Residents Get Help Parking At Bellmore LIRR Station

Bellmore Long Island Rail Road Station - Sept. 28, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Bellmore Long Island Rail Road Station – Sept. 28, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

BELLMORE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) - Residents of one Long Island town can kiss the days of circling for a parking spot at the train station goodbye.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story

At the Bellmore Long Island Rail Road station, there will be a designated area just for residents of the Town of Hemsptead.

It will be at the corner of Sunrise Highway and Center Avenue.

“This will assure greater security for our Town of Hempstead commuters and we hope that this pilot program will go some distance in helping our Town of Hempstead residents find a spot,” Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall.

Murray said there will be 227 parking spots and residents will have to purchase a permit next month, which is $3 per year.

Those who park in the special lot without a permit will be ticketed.