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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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Welcome to Sandon Park and Ride CM2 7RU

Here you can find timetable information, details of fares and the route for the Sandon Park and Ride. You can also download a map of the site with directions from the map section below.

Please see the Broomfield Hospital Shuttle Bus page for information about and timetables for the shuttle service.

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. 

Park and Ride Routes

Chelmsford Park and Ride Routes. There is a Sandon to Chelmer Valley route that stops a Mildmay Car Park, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford Railway Station, Anglia Ruskin University and then arrives at Chelmer Valley Park and Ride. The journey from Chelmer Valley to Sandon is via Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Railway Station, Duke Street Careers Office, New London Road Reed Agency, Job Centre, Park and then arrives at Sandon. There is also a Sandon only service that goes from Sandon to Mildmay Car Park, Victoria Road South, Duke Street Careers Office, New London Road Reed Agency, Job Centre, Parkway and then returns to Sandon Park and Ride. 

Fares

Chelmford - 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
Chelmford - 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 payments available from 1 July on Sandon Park and Ride - Download First Bus mTickets from your app store
 
Adult (over 18)
Child (5 up to 18)
 Concessionary
Daily
£3.60
£1
£1.50
Weekly
£18.00
£5
 
Monthly
£66.50
£20
 
Saturday
£1.50
£1
£1

Children under 5 travel for free at all times 

Group fare (up to 2 adults and 3 children):

  • All day on weekdays: £5.00
  • Saturday: £3.50 (Saturday special rate will offer better value for 1 adult (£1.50) and 1 child (£1.00) = £2.50).

Short Hop

Short hop fare between is only valid between Anglia Ruskin University and City Centre: £1.00 only available on bus payable to the driver.

Mobile Payments

Download 'First Bus ‘MTickets' app from your app store for speedier boarding. Follow the 'how to' guide to find out more or ask at site.

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.

Access

Information on disabled access can be found on AccessAble, formerly Disabled Go. 

Height Restrictions

Vehicles under 2.2 metres can enter under the barrier

Event Parking / Hire

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

Lazybones UK are operating a Sunday boot sale, recommencing Sunday 6th September 2020, please check media for times.

Directions

Satnav users can find the A12/A414 junction adjacent to the site by using postcode CM2 7RU.

This is not an exact match for the location, so drivers must follow the P&R signs once they reach the junction to access the site.

Out of Hours exit

Cars can exit the site after 9pm automatically through the barrier system. In emergencies customers can contact Chelmsford City Council’s CCTV Control Centre on 01245 606 299  (24 hours).