Ipswich park and ride to close
09:28 13 October 2010
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.”