A PARK and ride service will be available for those wishing to attend this year’s Victorian Christmas Party.
The event returns to Worcester next weekend, celebrating its 30th anniversary, and a park and ride service is again introduced from County Hall.
Worcestershire County Council will provide a parking space in one of County Hall’s car parks, along with staff to help visitors support the service (number 910) commercially operated by First Worcester Bus.
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Cllr Mike Rouse, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: ‘The Victorian Christmas Fayre is always a special time for the City of Worcester and our county as a whole, attracting many people from further afield.
“For many, the event marks the start of their Christmas celebrations. We are really delighted that First Bus has agreed to run the park and ride program with us again this year, giving people options and flexibility in how they travel; it proves popular and is a great way to ensure you can enjoy what the fayre has to offer, while keeping the city center moving.”
The details of the park and ride service are as follows:
Saturday, December 3
The first bus from County Hall leaves at 8:35 a.m. then 8:50 a.m., 9:05 a.m., 9:20 a.m. then every 10 minutes
The last return bus from Crowngate Bus Station is at 8.10pm or from Cathedral Square at 8.15pm.
Sunday, December 4
First bus from County Hall departs at 9.45am and every 15 minutes thereafter
The last return bus from Crowngate Bus Station is at 5.10pm or from Cathedral Square at 5.15pm.
The prices for the park and ride service are:
- Adult return: £3
- Youth return: £2
- Group weekend ticket (for use up to 5 people): £8
- Children under 5 are free
There are also a number of road closures in place during the event.
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City Walls Road (towards St Martins Gate) will be reduced to one lane to accommodate coaches dropping off visitors.
A number of other roads will also be closed during the event. These include:
- high street
- Brothers Street
- queen street
- pump street
- Copenhagen street
- Rue Saint-Nicolas
- new street
- wide street
- Angel Square
- The mess
- corn market
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