Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Parking charges at Cambridge Park and Ride sites

News that motorists are to be charged £1 to park in addition to their Park & Ride bus fares has been released. How this will affect Busway passengers remains to be seen. Busway route A serves Trumpington Park & Ride, but the slow detour of this bus route around the Addenbrooke's Hospital campus makes it a poor choice for people wanting to travel into Cambridge city centre. It seems that the County Council wishes to reduce the Park & Ride's  £1 million deficit, and they are hoping to raise money from people who park then cycle or walk.

Read Cambridge News article here.

2 comments:

  1. according to the CEN article: "The busway park and ride sites at Longstanton and St Ives would not be subject to charges." - I wonder how they defend this? And how much is the single fare from Trumpington PnR to Addenbrookes? I couldn't find it on the website. £3.90 return seems a bit much for a 4minute journey.

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  2. Their weak argument is that Park & Ride is too 'fragile' to survive charges.

    They have to protect their expensive white elephant from any drop in revenue.

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