Sarah Newton calls for extended hours of Truro Park & Ride services

As we approach the 10th anniversary of the first Truro Park & Ride service, Cornwall Council is planning to celebrate the success of the service. The growth in the number of passengers using the service and the success of the new, additional service demonstrates its effectiveness in enabling people to visit Truro while reducing road traffic congestion.  

Looking to the future Sarah comments: “I have been pleased to work with Nigel Blackler, the Head of Transport Services at Cornwall Council, to help to secure funding for the new, extended Park and Ride service and the new lower emission buses. As we approach this important milestone for the service and the community, I think now is the time to rethink the opening hours to benefit more local people as well as visitors to Truro. Consultation will need to be undertaken with near neighbours of the services.” 

Sarah has been pushing Cornwall Council for some time to make the opening hours work better for commuters who work in Truro, especially staff at Treliske. Working with NHS staff she has been making the case that staff working at the hospital should be able to use the Park and Ride.  

Sarah goes on to say: “Cornwall Council has been granted funding to benefit the public and now that the Park and Ride services are well established, it is time to extend the opening hours to later in the evening and Sunday to fit with shift patterns at Treliske. This common sense change could really help staff at Treliske as well as being a welcome boost for the businesses in Truro City Centre. The Park and Ride drivers offer an excellent service and I urge Cornwall Council to take this step forward in the future of the service.”