New trial timetable announced for Chelmsford Park and Ride
26 July 2016
A new park and ride timetable offering earlier and more frequent peak-time journeys into and out of Chelmsford is set to begin from late August.
Drivers who use the Sandon and Chelmer Valley Park and Ride services will benefit from pre-7am services in the morning when the new trial timetable is rolled out on Monday, 29 August.
The main service will run through between the two Park and Ride sites via the city centre and Anglia Ruskin University. During the peak periods, extra buses will just run between Sandon and the city centre.
The new timetable will be trialled for three months, before being reviewed later this year.
Full information and the new timetable will be available at all stops and online at www.essex.gov.uk/parkandride when it launches in late August.
Cllr Eddie Johnson, Essex County Council Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “Park and Ride has been a huge success story for Chelmsford with thousands of people using the service on a daily basis.
“This has helped free up parking spaces in the city centre and ease congestion.
“We have listened to customer feedback and have proposed a new timetable offering earlier and more frequent peak-time journeys to help ensure our Park and Ride service continues to adapt to best serve its users.
“We welcome feedback from our customers as the new timetable rolls out this autumn.
“I would urge new users considering trying the service to put the postcode into their sat-nav so they can enjoy the bonuses of this simple, care-free and environmentally-friendly form of transport.”
Drivers wishing to use the Park and Ride can use the postcodes CM2 7RU (Sandon) and CM3 3PR (Chelmer Valley) to navigate to each car park. Both sites are also clearly signposted from all nearby routes.
The timetable for services to Broomfield Hospital will not change.