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Free park and ride service for visitors, shoppers and commuters


The free park and ride service for visitors, shoppers and commuters will operate in Chichester on the three Saturdays leading up to Christmas, starting on 04 December 2010.

It will also run on the weekdays leading up to Christmas and on Christmas Eve.
The bus shuttle will start from Chichester College car park at Westgate and run to the city centre. Drop off and pick up points will be:

  • Eastgate (opposite the Cattle Market);
  • Northgate (lay by in Oaklands Way); and,
  • the Cathedral in West Street, before returning to the college car park.

The service will operate between 8am and 6pm on:

  • 4 December.
  • 11 December.
  • 18 December.
  • 20 December.
  • 21 December.
  • 22 December.
  • 23 December.
  • 24 December.

As last year, the initiative is being organised and funded by Chichester District Council, and supported by Chichester Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chichester College and the Chichester Observer.
Cllr Derek James, Portfolio Holder for Community Safety at Chichester District Council, says: "The park and ride scheme was very successful last year. It is hoped that it will again, make travelling into Chichester for Christmas shopping an easier experience for those who want to take advantage of free parking and easy access to the city centre, while also helping to reduce possible traffic problems."