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Free Park And Ride In York This Boxing Day


9:45am 24th December 2013
(Updated 11:26am 24th December 2013)

Passengers will be able to take advantage of free travel on Boxing Day on the three key park and ride routes which will be operating.

Three Park & Ride services will operate on Boxing Day:

  • Askham Bar (white line - route 3) – First bus at 7am from the site, last bus back from Tower Street at 6.45pm
  • Designer Outlet (red line - route 7) – First bus at 7am from the site, last bus back from Rougier Street at 6.42pm
  • Monks Cross (silver line - route 9) – First bus at 7am from the site, last bus back from Rougier Street at 6.43pm

All three services will operate at a 15 minute frequency throughout the day and will be FREE for all passengers (and will stop at all usual stops along the route).

Cllr Dave Merrett, Cabinet Member for Transport, Planning and Sustainability, said: “The Park & Ride bus service for late night shoppers and Boxing Day is part of the council’s commitment to support city centre retailers. Like last year, we hope that the initiative will help our city centre economy on the build up to Christmas and kick start the sale season, encouraging even more shoppers to come to York.”

Frank Wood, Chair of the Retail Forum, said: "The York Retail Forum is delighted that the Park & Ride will be not only open on Boxing Day but also be free to use. This will support visitors to York who will, after the delights, stresses and strains of Christmas Day, be able to relax with some retail therapy in the superb shopping destination of York. The extension to the late night shopping days will help to revitalise the use of shopping in the evening allowing the whole family to take part."

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