Park and Ride to Sandbanks

Park in Poole, hop on a bus down to Sandbanks and join us on the beach, begins Saturday 24th July

The much anticapated Park and Ride scheme is finally here! As we all know, Sandbanks is a popular destination all year round but no more so than in summer, especially with the school holidays now upon us.

With a huge influx of excited holiday makers arriving for their summer staycation expected to join us on the banks, parking and traffic continue to be an issue as there are limited spaces available and only one road on / one road of the peninsula.

So we are very happy that in collaboration between BCP Council and More Buses, a new Park and Ride scheme, designed to ease the flow of people to the beach over the coming months, will begin tomorrow – Saturday 24th July 2021.

The details are as follows:

Poole Civic Centre to Sandbanks – free parking and £5 maximum family travel on Morebus Service 60 every 15 minutes. This will run from 24 July to 5 September 2021.

Here’s the link to the Bus Timetable so you can plan ahead : https://www.morebus.co.uk/services/SQ/60

Councillor Mike Greene, Portfolio Holder for Transport and Sustainability said:

“We know that people will be eager to return to the area and make the most out of our award-winning beaches this summer. By facilitating park and ride at these key locations, we will improve our ability to welcome people back and manage the anticipated additional demand on the network. This will also help to ensure that everyone can enjoy a relaxed, memorable and safe experience at the busiest time of the year.’’

Andrew Wickham, Managing Director at Morebus, comments:

“We are pleased to be working proactively with BCP Council and supporting their plans to manage the resort ahead of an anticipated bumper tourism season. Helping to alleviate congestion, this service will provide an excellent travel alternative for residents, families and visitors.’’

 

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