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Park and ride prices rise at Walton-le-Dale

Posted on - 27th August, 2018 - 2:06pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News, Transport, Walton-le-Dale
A number of bus services will charge passengers more Pic: Mike McNiven
The price of a park and ride is increasing Pic: Mike McNiven

The cost of using park and ride services in Preston has risen.

Lancashire County Council issued updated prices for the services at the Walton-le-Dale site at the Capitol Centre.

Preston Bus provide the service, which was given an extension until March 2021 after being threatened with the axe.

Nearly 1,000 drivers are using the Capitol Centre service but it makes a loss of £40,000-per-year.

The county council says it removes nine-per-cent of northbound traffic on London Way during peak times.

Read more: Major timetable changes for Preston Bus and Stagecoach services

Between Monday to Saturday the park and ride operates from 7am to 7.15pm/7.30pm and has 810 parking spaces available.

An adult return will now cost 10p more at £1.60, a weekly return for an adult has risen by 50p to £6.50 and for a child there’s a 5p extra charge to make it 80p.

For a family return (up to two adults with three children) it is now £3.20, up from £3.

A group return (up to four people travelling in the same vehicle and returning at the same time) has risen by 30p to £3.

For those with an older persons bus pass it remains free after 9.30am and for disabled people it is also free after 9.30am.

Read more: Price of catching a Preston Bus service to rise

The park and ride buses drop off and pick up from Jacson Street by the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

There’s been no changes to the park and ride bus fares or timings at the Portway site.

Do you use the Walton-le-Dale park and ride? What do you think of the price rise? Let us know in the comments below

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