Free buses will help celebrate ten years of Park and Ride services in Truro

Truro’s Park and Ride will celebrate its 10 year anniversary on August 4 by inviting all customers to enjoy two days of free travel on the council-led service.

There will be no charge to pay to park and use the buses on both Friday, August 3 and Saturday, August 4.

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Since buses first began running between Langarth and the city centre in 2008, more than a million passengers have used Park for Truro.

A second service from Tregurra Park opened in 2015, giving more than 2,500 parking spaces available across the two locations.

Operated by Cornwall Council, the service uses eco-friendly vehicles and is designed to ease congestion in the city by offering visitors and daily commuters a safe, frequent and cost-effective alternative to driving into and parking in the city centre.

On Saturday, August 4, there will be a free draw at both sites for the chance to win a free 60 day travel pass, which will entitle the winner to 60 days of non-consecutive unlimited travel on the service.

Cornwall Council Portfolio holder for Transport Geoff Brown said:  “To have had more than a million passengers use our park and ride services is a real testament to the success of the scheme.

“It is great to be able to offer free transport as part of the anniversary celebrations, it is nice to be able to say thank you to all of those who have helped ease congestion over the past decade.”

“I am sure people will continue to use the service for the next decade and beyond as a quick and cost-effective way to visit our wonderful city.”

If you are not lucky enough to win a free 60 day pass you could consider purchasing one of our great value multi-day passes:

  • 5 Day passes cost only £8.40 (That’s £1.68 a day)
  • 20 Day Passes cost only £30.00 (That’s £1.50 a Day)
  • 60 Day Passes cost only £68.00 (That’s £1.13 a day)

Each pass can be used on any day and allow unlimited travel for the day that you use your Multi-day pass. The multi passes do not have to be used on consecutive days.

Passengers are now welcome to bring their dogs onto the buses as part of a three month trial scheme.

If the pilot scheme proves successful, access for dogs will become permanent, bringing the Park and Ride into line with the majority of bus and rail services across Cornwall.

The aim is to attract people who would previously have been discouraged from using the service.

Posted on 12 July