13th Nov, 2019

Park and ride set to ease the traffic at Victorian spectacular

Aaron Wise 18th Nov, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A PARK and ride service will be in operation to ease traffic congestion in Worcester City Centre during this year’s popular Victorian Christmas Fayre.

Worcestershire County Council’s sustainable transport unit will be in partnership with First Bus Group, to run the park and ride bus service from County Hall to Worcester CrownGate Bus Station on Saturday November, 28 and Sunday November, 29.

The park and ride service has been provided in previous years and has been well frequented by both people from within the county boundary and people travelling from across the country.

The 23rd Victorian Fayre will host more than 200 stalls and will run from Thursday (November 26) to Sunday November, 29.

Visitors can enjoy traditional roast chestnuts and warm mulled wine, along with jewellery, festive gifts and local arts and crafts.

Worcester Mayor, Coun Roger Knight said: “The Victorian Christmas Fayre is always a delightful event.

“The streets come alive with visitors, music, entertainment and delicious food and drink. It truly is an occasion not to be missed.”

Coun John Smith, cabinet member for Highways said: “The park and ride service will hopefully make attending the Christmas Fayre easier and more enjoyable for everybody, as well as helping to ease congestion in and around Worcester at this busy time.”

Operating times will be from 8.40am to 8.10pm on the Saturday and from 9.45am to 5.10pm on the Sunday.

Prices, including parking and return bus travel, are £2.50 for an adult ticket, £5 for a group which covers a driver and up to 6 passengers, £1 for a child under 16 and free for children under five.

Call the Worcestershire Hub on 01905 765 765 or visit www.christmasinworcester.com for more information.

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