Special Christmas £1 park and ride launched in Northampton

Published: Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Visitors to Northampton town centre can take advantage of a £1 return park and ride service from this Saturday through to Christmas Eve.

Northampton Borough Council has worked closely with the University of Northampton and Uno Buses to put this special Christmas timetable in place. All partners are hopeful that residents and visitors will make the most of this great value offer. There are even buses running right up until 7pm on Christmas Eve.

Parking at the Sixfield’s site in the Claret car park in Edgar Mobbs Way is free and return bus tickets are priced at just £1. Any children aged 16 or under travelling with a fare-paying adult can travel for free.

Cllr Jonathan Nunn, Council leader, said: “Town centre Christmas traffic can be very busy so we’ve worked with the University and Uno Buses to offer drivers an alternative.

“Park and ride is an excellent way of making a relaxing start to a town centre visit and, at just £1 per adult, the bus trip offers good value for money.

“Of course, those who prefer to drive into town can still take advantage of our weekend parking offer at just £2 for the day, and we still offer two hours free parking in the week for those able to take advantage of it.”

Jim Thorpe, managing director for Uno Buses, said: “It’s great to all come together this Christmas to help keep Northampton moving. We’re so pleased to be a part of it! The park and ride offers such a frequent service and it’s fantastic value for money, we hope to see lots of shoppers join us on board.”

The park and ride service will be in operation from Saturday 15 December until Monday 24 December inclusive and buses will run from 5.30am to 10.30pm. Timings are as follows:

  • Mon to Friday – 10-minute frequency up to 7pm and every 20 minutes thereafter
  • Saturday – half-hourly to 9am, every 15 mins thereafter until 7pm and then every 20 minutes
  • Sunday – half-hourly until 7pm then hourly

Those who still choose to drive into Northampton town centre have a number of car parks to choose from. Full details can be found at www.northampton.gov.uk/carparking