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All across the Great Western territory => Buses and other ways to travel => Topic started by: Lee on August 13, 2007, 11:58:28 am



Title: New Frenchay Park & Ride?
Post by: Lee on August 13, 2007, 11:58:28 am
A new park and ride could be set up in Bristol to cater for millions of shoppers expected to flock to Cabot Circus (link below.)
http://thisisbristol.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=144913&command=displayContent&sourceNode=231190&home=yes&more_nodeId1=144922&contentPK=18095714

It is estimated that about 20 million people a year will visit the centre , which is due to open in autumn 2008.

City council officers are currently investigating the idea of a park and ride from Frenchay and down the M32 motorway into the city centre.

However , it is believed that the service will not be ready in time for next year's opening of Cabot Circus.

Mark Bradshaw , the city council's new head of transport , said there was "a lengthy exercise to go through" before a permanent site was set up.

But he hinted that arrangements similar to those operated by First last Christmas , when a bus ran from the UWE campus to Broadmead every 15 minutes , could eventually provide the basis of the new service.



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