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  1. dan5

    Commercial Park & Ride service subsidised

    by dan5 in Park and RideDec 10, 2017 at 9:20 PM with 0 replies and 17 views.

    What is supposed to be a fully commercial Park & Ride service is subsidised in various different ways, including for late night shopping Thursdays, and Sundays before Christmas. The taxpayer shouldn't be picking up the tab.OD-17-32 Park & Ride – Sundays Before Christmas OperationIn order to promote the economy of the town centre in the run up to Christmas, and given that the Council’s Crown short-stay car park will still be partially...

  2. newsbot

    Longer hours for Ipswich park and ride during run up to Christmas season

    by newsbot in Park and RideNov 7, 2017 with 1 replies and 22 views.

    Longer hours for Ipswich park and ride during run up to Christmas season. With the Christmas shopping season about to start, Ipswich’s new Park and Ride operators First Eastern Counties are to run extended services for the next seven weeks.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: They should do well with the closure of Crown Car Park. From the lights’ switch on next Thursday, November 16, there will be extra buses on Thursday evenings and all day on Sundays from the two centres at Martlesham and Copdock Mill.David...

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    Copdock Park And Ride Centre Up For Sale After Ipswich Service Changes

    by newsbot in Park and RideJul 26, 2017 with 4 replies and 59 views.

    Just weeks after the Ipswich Park and Ride service was relaunched with a new service run by First Eastern Counties, part of its site at Copdock Mill has been put up for sale.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: It is just a change of council attitudes. Park & Ride was a "best of both worlds" solution. Allow people to keep their cars but ban them from the congested town centres encourage them not to add to town centre congestion. The problem is it only...

  4. newsbot

    Ipswich Park And Ride Gets New Look As First Group Takes On Contract

    by newsbot in Park and RideJul 3, 2017 with 1 replies and 60 views.

    The new subsidy-free park and ride service for Ipswich has been launched – with First Eastern Counties taking over the operation of the service.Continue reading... on Ipswich Star

    Latest reply: Technically for a trial period it is subsidised. The subsidy removed from Ipswich Buses operation, has been reassigned to the new operator First Group to give council workers free travel... from another pot of money. Staff car parking fees cover...

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    First Group prepares to take over Ipswich Park & Ride

    by newsbot in Park and RideApr 27, 2017 with 2 replies and 52 views.

    First Group takes over Ipswich park and ride in July with fewer busesFirst Eastern Counties is to take over Ipswich’s park and ride service on July 3 – running a service with a smaller subsidy but fewer buses than at present.Ipswich Buses have run the service since 2013, but it came under threat last year as the county council tried to cut its £700,000 a year subsidy.After negotiations with both Ipswich Buses and First Group, it was...

    Latest reply: BBC Radio Suffolk:Park-and-ride: What does the future hold?Posted at 10:53 28 AprIpswich used to have three park-and-ride schemes, and now has two, after the decision was made to close the service operating along Bury/Norwich Road for...

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