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Park-and-ride service to commence

A park-and-ride bus service at Enderby in Leicester is to start running on Monday.

Single-decker buses will run from the £9.2m site, which boasts 1,000 car parking spaces, to Leicester city centre from 0700 to 1900 GMT.

Buses will stop at St Nicholas Place, as well as the New Walk Centre, Leicester Royal Infirmary and De Montfort University.

It has been a joint project between the county and city councils.

'Cut congestion'

Councillor David Parsons, leader of the county council, said: "This flagship park-and-ride will be a real asset for visitors, commuters, shoppers and sports fans going to Leicester Tigers or Leicester City football games, as it will provide swift and easy access into the city centre."

A fleet of six 50-seater buses will run on the latest low-emission technology, the city council said.

It will cost £3 to use the service for a day. Five people using one car will be charged £3.50.

Councillor Patrick Kitterick, from the city council, said: "The new facility will benefit both city and county residents by providing an efficient way to travel to the city.

"It will also help to cut congestion, traffic noise and pollution."



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