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Ipswich park and ride to close

PUBLISHED: 09:28 13 October 2010

The Bury Road Park and Ride site in Ipswich

The Bury Road Park and Ride site in Ipswich

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IPSWICH’S Bury Road park and ride is to close in January.

Suffolk County Council’s cabinet today agreed to withdraw the subsidy for the service after the Christmas period - although the future of the car park site has yet to be decided.

County councillor with responsibility for transport Guy McGregor introduced a report to the Cabinet showing that park and ride in Ipswich was costing the authority £800,000 a year - and the number of vehicles using it was falling.

Cutting the Bury Road service would save £150,000 in the first year and £230,000 in subsequent years.

He said: “we know the service is valued but the costs are rising and sadly we have no choice but go bring this forward.”


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