Chelmer Valley Park and Ride is now open

Press release issued: 4 April 2011



l to r: Simon Chubb, Anglia Ruskin's Environmental Manager; Cllr Norman Hume, Cabinet Member Highways & Transportation; Sandy Lynam, Director of Estates and Facilities Services at Anglia Ruskin; Cllr Rodney Bass, Chairman of Essex County Council

l to r: Simon Chubb, Anglia Ruskin's Environmental Manager; Cllr Norman Hume; Sandy Lynam, Director of Estates and Facilities Services at Anglia Ruskin; Cllr Rodney Bass

The Chelmer Valley Park and Ride service began operating on Monday, 4 April to make it easier for students and staff commuting to Anglia Ruskin University's Chelmsford campus.

Essex County Council Chairman Cllr Rodney Bass officially opened the Park and Ride site, and he was joined by representatives from Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Borough Council and First Essex Buses.

Simon Chubb, Anglia Ruskin's Environmental Manager, said:

"We are committed to promoting greener travel to campus, as part of our environmental policy, by encouraging car-sharing, the use of public transport, cycling or walking.

"We are proud to have received a Gold Award for our travel plan from Essex County Council. So far we have invested approximately £1.5 million in redeveloping our campus to ensure the Park and Ride buses can travel through.

"We have worked closely with Essex County Council in planning arrangements for the new service, and are delighted that our students, staff and visitors will benefit from its launch."

On weekdays, buses run every 10 minutes between 7am and 5pm and every 12 minutes between 5pm and 7pm, with a reduced service in the evening. The last bus leaves Anglia Ruskin at 9.13pm to cater for students and staff attending evening classes. Buses will also operate on Saturdays, but to a different timetable.

If you live closer to Chelmsford's other Park and Ride at Sandon, you will be able change buses and continue on to Anglia Ruskin.

The Park and Ride bus stop at Anglia Ruskin is located between the Marconi Building and the Chaplaincy. For more information about fares and timetables, visit the Essex County Council website.
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