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  Changes for Oxford P&R schemes due to budget pressures
  Oxford City Council is being forced into making changes to it's Park and Ride services, due it says to pressures caused by budget ..more
   
  Winchester's new park and ride scheme now open
  Costing around 7m Winchester's long awaited new park an ride site has now opened removing congestion at peak hours from the city centre..more
   
  Tigers fans urged to use Leicester's park and ride site
  Because of an increase in conjestion in the city on match days Tigers fans in Leicester are being asked to use a new park-and-ride service more
   
  Ryders cup fans urged to park and ride
  Fans of the Rydes cup will be using park and ride facilities at Celtic Manor this year, the land at Llanwern can hold up to 12,000 cars..more
   
  Roman bones at park and ride site
  A team of archaeologists in Leicestershire has uncovered several ancient bodies at the site of a new park-and-ride development...more
   
  Edinburgh's new park and ride facility
  Edinburgh's newest Park & Ride, on the A701 opposite Straiton Retail Park, will be served by Lothian Buses 47 & X47. Extra buses will run at peak periods to and from Edinburgh City Centre, with some also extending to Easter Bush.
   
  Funds found to build new park and ride sites
  Three new park and ride sites are to be built in York after a £21m funding bid was approved...more
   
  CORMAC Awarded Truro Park and Ride Contract

  CORMAC were formally awarded the main contract or the construction of the Truro Park and Ride site last month after successfully tendering for the work with major national contractors...more
   
   
  Truro Park-and-ride construction starts
 

Work has begun on a park-and-ride service for Truro in Cornwall.
The £5m car park, near Threemilestone on the western side of Truro, will have parking for about 1,200 cars and is due to open in mid-2008...more

   
  Park-and-ride plans held up by dormice!
A 1,500-SPACE park-and-ride scheme has been delayed after environmental experts discovered rare dormice....more
   
  Park and ride solution to school run jam
An innovative scheme was being launched today to not only reduce carbon emissions but also to increase safety around several Norwich schools....more
   
  Plans for park and ride scheme in south Gloustershire
FALFIELD could become home to South Gloucestershire's first park and ride scheme.The village is being considered as a potential site by the new Conservative-led cabinet on South Gloucestershire Council, which is pressing ahead with plans for several small park and rides after a major scheme at Nibley, near Yate, was put on the backburner...more
   
  Faster service on park and ride
A faster service will be available to passengers on Cambridge's award-winning park and ride service from next month...more
   
  800-space park and ride to open
The region's latest park and ride site has officially opened. The Thickthorn service provides nearly 800 parking spaces and is located just off the A11 in Norfolk....more
   
  City gets £9m park and ride cash
City gets £9m park and ride cash Durham The scheme will free up spaces in the centre for shoppers Millions of pounds has been awarded to build the first major park and ride scheme serving Durham city centre...more

   
  New Park and Ride for Swindon opened

Swindon's second Park and Ride has opened this morning.(29/04/07)
The new facility sited between Wroughton and Croft Road has space for 652 cars and has cost the town's tax payers £2 million...more

   
 

Shock at Brighton Council’s rejection of Park and Ride
Sussex Enterprise condemned Brighton and Hove Council’s rejection of plans to build a new park and ride scheme for Brighton. This was a fantastic opportunity
to improve the transport infrastructure of Brighton.
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  Huge park-and-ride expansion
 

A POPULAR park-and-ride site is set to quadruple in size over the next 18 months to avoid having to turn drivers away.
The facilities at Ingliston have proved more popular than expected and council chiefs are now looking to add to the existing 575 spaces...more

   
  New Park and Ride services from Go North East. servicing Newcastle city centre, Gateshead, Blaydon and Dunston
These services will operate for a trial period ending on Friday 19 October 2007 on Mondays to Fridays only (excluding Bank Holidays).

The Park and Ride site is situated just off the A1 on the MetroCentre Coach Park approximately 3 miles west of Newcastle and Gateshead. The MetroCentre Coach Park is well signposted from the A1. Secure parking monitored by MetroCentre staff...more

   
  Park & Ride strike - Oxford

Released on 16 Apr 2007
Customers of three Park & Ride sites in Oxford are being advised that the staff are taking industrial action and it may affect their travel...more

   
  Commuters benefit from new Park and Ride contracts – Bristol
Commuters in Bristol are to benefit from an improved park and ride service at two of the city's three sites thanks to the award of new five year contracts for the provision of bus services to serve the schemes...more
   
  Park & Ride News is launched for Cheltenham
Park & Ride has launched a new quarterly newsletter designed to keep customers up to date with changes to the services, forthcoming promotions and everything they have always wanted to know about their service...more
   
  NEW park-and-ride sites in Bicester, Witney and Abingdon are being examined as part of a multi-million pound investment in Oxfordshire's public transport
Car use and traffic jams on the county's main roads are becoming such a problem that Oxfordshire County Council has commissioned a study to look at the possibility of building three new satellite park-and-rides to ferry people in and out of Oxford... more

   
  An Online 'Community' is planned to be added to the www.parkandride.net national directory
the online community idea will start off in the shape of a forum, the idea has been put forward by the new marketing department commissioned by the directory. The aim is to get Park and Ride operators exchanging views and communicating to each other over all matters
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  “Park and Read” provided the perfect way to relax on board the Park & Ride buses
  The Scheme allowed customers to borrow books, reading them at their leisure and then return them to the bus or the Park & Ride sites. ... more
   
  "Park and Tram"
Did you know that a Nottingham park and ride scheme uses trams instead of buses... more
   
 

15/06/2006 - £1 million Park & Ride opens on Bury Metrolink line
People living near Whitefield Metrolink stop are being encouraged to park and ride to reach Bury and Manchester following a £1 million investment by Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority.... more

   
 

New facilities for Redbridge Park and Ride
Released on 10 May 2006
Work is underway on a major project to improve facilities for bus passengers at Oxford's Redbridge Park and Ride site.

The Oxford City Council-funded project is to build a new waiting room block for passengers. The building will also house public toilets and an observation platform for the security staff who work at the site. ... more

   
 

Record numbers at city's park and ride sites
Park and ride use in Swansea has reached record levels judging by figures released today. Swansea Council has issued details of user figures for 2005. The figures show an astonishing increase of fifty percent on last years statistics.... more

   



Q&A: NATIONAL ROAD CHARGING SCHEME (guardian article june 05)
Matthew Tempest explains how the proposed national road charging scheme will work and what problems may arise... more
   
  FLEET DECISIONS PARK AND RIDE
Despite the government's firm belief that it can coax people out of their company cars and onto public transport, it's more likely to have to pull them out of their cars kicking and screaming...more
 

 

PARK AND RIDE IN SCOTLAND

Park and ride is a transport option which, through encouraging use of public transport and providing a 'seamless' journey for the travelling public, fits in well with Government objectives for integrated and sustainable transport. However, park and ride schemes have not developed at the same rate in Scotland as in the rest of the UK...more 
       
       
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