Loughborough Echo

Extra services for park and ride


LEICESTER Park and Ride is running extra services throughout December from all three sites.

Shoppers and sightseers can catch a bus into the city centre every day in December, except Christmas Day.

That includes running every Sunday in December (5th, 12th, 19th) and Boxing Day. They will run every 15 minutes between 10am and 5.30pm from the sites at Meynell’s Gorse, Enderby and Birstall.

Services on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th December will also be running from 10am to 5.30pm, with the 7am-7pm buses resuming on Wednesday, 29th December.

Group tickets are just £3 for up to five people travelling together in the same car, with free travel for NHS staff and concession­ary pass holders.

Councillor Ozzy O’Shea, county council cabinet member for highways and transporta­tion, said: “It’s the perfect way to travel into the city centre, whether for shopping, a day out with the family, visiting the Big Wheel and ice rink in Jubilee Square or just relaxing with friends.

“If you leave your car at one of our sites and take one of the zero emission, electricpo­wered buses instead, it also means you won’t have to fight their way through the traffic or queue for parking. That takes the stress out of the journey and reduces harmful carbon emissions by reducing the number of cars driving into the city centre.”

Cllr Adam Clarke, deputy city mayor for environmen­t and transporta­tion, said:

“These services are the most cost-effective way to get the whole family, or a group of friends, to the city centre for a great day out.

“There are no parking charges to worry about – it’s the best way to travel from the county to the city.”

Leicester Park and Ride is a joint operation between Leicesters­hire County Council and Leicester City Council. More details of the additional services, festive timetables and fares are available from the Leicester Park & Ride website. www.choosehowy­oumove.co.uk/park-ride

All three of the Park and Ride sites have free parking for service users, including disabled spaces and parent and child parking.

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