Walton-Le-Dale Park and Ride extends hours for Christmas shopping in Preston

As Christmas present shopping begins in earnest, one Preston park and ride will run into the evenings.

Wednesday, 12th December 2018, 7:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th December 2018, 9:00 am
As Christmas present shopping begins in earnest, one Preston park and ride will run into the evenings.

The service, which operates out of the Capitol Centre at Walton-Le-Dale, is opening late to help avoid the stress of city centre parking in the run up to the big day.

A spokesman at Lancashire County Council said: “You can catch the last bus from the city back to your car at 8.50pm on Wednesday, December 12 and Thursday, December 13, and every day from Monday 17 to Saturday 22.

“The park and ride is also running on Sundays throughout December, with buses every 15 minutes.

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“The first bus from the park and ride will leave at 10am, and the last bus back will leave the city at 5.30pm.

“On Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24, the last bus back will leave at 6.23pm.”

Meanwhile, plenty of city centre car parks will be offering free parking over the festive period.

Fishergate Shopping Centre, Market Hall Car Park, Whitendale car park, Arthur Street car park, Fylde 2 car park and Victoria 2 car park are all offering free parking at specified dates and times.

Both St George’s Shopping Centre and Fishergate Shopping Centre have late night opening times this month, as well as a large number of high street shops.

• To find out more about Park and Ride services over Christmas and the New Year, visit lancashire.gov.uk and search ‘Bus Service Changes’ or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.