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Park and ride returns to Northampton this Christmas

Published: Friday, 13 December 2019

Up to five passengers will be able to take advantage of a £1 park and ride facility from Sixfields to Northampton town centre this Christmas.

The service organised by Northampton Borough Council and Uno Buses aims to help make the Christmas shopping experience more pleasant.

It will run from 16 to 24 December with the exception of the Saturday and Sunday when free parking is on offer in the town centre.

Service users will be able to park their cars in the Claret car park in Edgar Mobbs Way (the road running from the football stadium to Travis Perkins) free of charge and then buy a £1 Uno bus ticket covering up to two adults and three children.

Council Leader, Cllr Jonathan Nunn, said: “We’ve made the service even cheaper this year as we want to try and encourage as many people as possible to use it.

“Town centre Christmas traffic can be very busy so a trip on the bus has the potential to make the whole experience more enjoyable.

“Of course, those who choose to drive into town can still use our car parks which are charged at £1 per hour.”

Ed Cameron, Commercial Manager for Uno Buses, said: “We're delighted to be working with Northampton Borough Council to provide extra park & ride facilities into Northampton.

“Every week thousands of people use our park and ride route from Sixfields. Uno's buses are smart and comfortable with free WiFi and USB charging sockets, and we look forward to welcoming everyone on board in the lead up to Christmas.”

Buses will run from every 20 minutes from 6.30am to 10am and from 4pm until 7pm and every 30 minutes from 10am to 4pm. Visit www.unobus.info for full details.

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/info/200072/parking/1181/find-a-car-park