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New car park opens in Preston city centre

Posted on - 5th February, 2020 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston Council, Preston News, Transport
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Preston’s new short stay car park

A new short stay car park has temporarily opened on the service road of the former Indoor Market in Preston.

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The car park will be available for around 12 months. It includes 35 spaces – two of which are dedicated to Blue Badge holders – and an area for motorcycles.

Visitors can park for up to 30 minutes for 60p, 60 minutes for £1.20 and 90 minutes for £1.80, and there’s no return within a two hour period.

The car park will work on a pay and display system and will have two machines on site with the option to purchase a virtual ticket via MiPermit.

Read more: These Preston city centre car parks will no longer be free

Entry to the new car park is from Tenterfield Street, and the exit is via the service road to the rear of Lime House on to Ring Way.

Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety at Preston City Council, Councillor Robert Boswell, said: “This new car park is a great addition to Preston and allows easy access while shopping in the city centre.

“The short stay period is perfect for picking up your weekly shop from Preston Markets and visiting the local businesses on Orchard Street and the surrounding areas. It is great this opportunity has arisen for this temporary car park, which I’m sure will welcomed by many people.”

The Council says the former indoor market area isn’t included in the car park plans, and is ready for the cinema development.

Read more: Drivers beware – fines for misuse of Preston bus lane have started

What do you think of the new car park? Are you going to be using it? Let us know in the comments.

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