Free jour­ney of­fer just the ticket for eco event

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STAGE­COACH West is of­fer­ing peo­ple the chance to travel into Chel­tenham by bus for free.

The com­pany’s of­fer ap­plies to its 93 ser­vice, which runs from Arle Court into Chel­tenham, on World En­vi­ron­ment Day - Wed­nes­day June 5.

The park and ride ser­vice runs up to every 12 min­utes from the site near the A40 and junc­tion 11 of the M5.

Those who take ad­van­tage of the of­fer be­tween 7am and 11am will also be able to en­joy a free hot drink.

“World En­vi­ron­ment Day is a great op­por­tu­nity to start think­ing about a more eco-friendly life­style, which is why we’re of­fer­ing customers the chance to travel for free for the day,” said Ru­pert Cox, man­ag­ing direc­tor of Glouces­ter-based Stage­coach West.

“We have re­cently freed up more park­ing spa­ces at Arle Court Park & Ride to cater for those want­ing to leave their cars be­hind and travel into the town by bus, as well as in­vest­ing in new fuel efficient buses - which fea­ture free Wi-fi and USB charg­ing.

“With park­ing charges con­tin­u­ing to rise in Chel­tenham, the park and ride ser­vice of­fers a con­ve­nient and cost­ef­fec­tive al­ter­na­tive to driv­ing into the centre. It also helps to ease the con­ges­tion on our busy ur­ban roads.”

Stage­coach West re­cently made a £1mil­lion in­vest­ment in the park and ride buses.

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