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03/02/2021
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A decision has been taken to suspend the Sandon and Colchester Park and Ride services from Saturday 6 February due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

The suspension of the service is in response to strict government guidance urging people to stay in their homes and only travel when absolutely necessary, to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, as well as dramatically reduced numbers of people using the service.

The service will remain closed until further notice.

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Colchester Park and Ride (located A12 Junction 28) CO4 5JA

Park and Ride timetables

A copy of the timetables for each stop can be found in the document section at the bottom of this page.

Opening Times

Monday to Friday 5am – 9:30pm and Saturdays 6am – 7:30pm 

Park and Ride routes

Stops Park and RIde Site, Colchester General Hospital Northern Approach Road, Colchester Railway Station layby, Middleborough, Colchester Town Centre High Street, Colchester Town Centre St Johns Street, Colchester Town Centre Head Street and then loops back to the Park and Ride, via Middlebourgh, Colchester Railway Station layby, Colchester General Hospital Northern Approach Road. 

Fares

 
Adult (over 18)
Child (5 up to 18)
 Concessionary
Daily
£3.00
£1
 £1.50
Weekly
£12.00
£5
 
Monthly
£48.00
£20
 
Saturday 
 - 
 £1

Children under 5 travel for free at all times

Colchester - Calling all students 11-18. Beat the traffic and congestion get your parents to drop you at the site. Simply buy your tickets on the app or on the bus and get on board. Only £1

Mobile payment

MiPermit - MiPermit code for 'parking only' or 'park and ride' is 737942 / MiPermit code for 'ride only' is 737943

Cash and Contactless Payments

Cash and contactless can be paid to the driver but you will need to register your vehicle in the Park and Ride building, you need to do this for each visit.

Park and Pedal

Bring your bike with you, leave your car at the site and cycle to your destination. Introductory offer of free parking till the end of August normal cost of Park and Pedal is £3 per day. We have bike racks should you chose to leave your bike at site overnight. We also offer Secure cycle lockers £20 per month, which includes free parking. Please visit Bikeaway to secure your locker.

Event Parking / Hire

If you have an event and would like to hire the site please contact essexparkandride@essex.gov.uk

Parking for special events in Colchester and at the Jobserve Community Stadium is sometimes available. Prices may vary for special events and concerts. The car park has extended opening times on these occasions

Height Restrictions

Vehicles under 2.4 metres can enter under the barrier

Business Sales

Are you looking for safe and stress-free travel facilities for your staff in Colchester? There are now bulk ticket discounts for businesses wishing to relocate their staff parking to Park and Ride contact essexparkandride@essex.gov.uk for further details

Out of hours exit 

The Out of Hours number to call in the event of arriving at the site after it has closed is 0333 207 6606 (the site reference is 254917). It could take up to 2 hours for the release.