Temporary closure of Sandon and Colchester Park and Ride

From 6th February 2021 until further notice

A decision has been taken to suspend the Sandon and Colchester Park and Ride services from Saturday 6th February due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

The suspension of the service is in response to strict government guidance urging people to stay in their homes and only travel when absolutely necessary, to prevent the spread of Coronavirus; as well dramatically reduced numbers of people using the service. 

The service will remain closed until further notice.

Deputy Leader of Essex County Council and Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Cllr Kevin Bentley said: “While we seek to retain public transport services for individuals who are making essential journeys, those using the Park and Ride have access to a car, so will have an alternative mode of transport available should they need it.

“Our Park and Ride services are valued, high quality and sustainable services, however during this crisis we need to use our resources wisely which means deploying resources to support commercial bus services where passengers on these services may have no other options available. The County Council has been redeploying buses and drivers to commercial routes that serve hospitals and other important routes.”

“The closure will be for as short a time as possible as we know how valued it is. We look forward to welcoming back our regular travellers and hopefully new ones when it re-opens.”

The latest advice on Coronavirus is available on the Public Health England website and NHS website or via www.essex.gov.uk/coronavirus.

You can find out about impacts on our services on the Essex County Council website.

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