VIA Rail has listened and is adding about 20 spaces to the already crowded Downtown Guelph VIA lot. The expansion is coming out of the very large Guelph Train platform — essentially they are taking some of the platform and extending the lot towards the track equivelent to one parking space. This will likely allow the east end of the lot to be re-designed for greater capacity. However, this may come at a cost. Rumours have persisted for months that free parking will end and the VIA lot will end up similar to Kitchener — with pay for parking attendants and machines on-site. Nonetheless, a welcome improvement for an already tight commuter market. Persons interested in Alternatives to the VIA parking pricing is encouraged to look at the Baker St parking lot just north of the Station, where rates are quite reasonable.