Fast routes into Leicester. Every 15 minutes.
Birstall Park & Ride service resumed operating from Monday 2 November 2020
The Park & Ride site at Birstall reopened Monday 2 November, with bus services running between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Saturday.
The Service had remained suspended at Birstall, as the site was being used as a Covid testing facility, and this will continue alongside the reopening of the site for Park & Ride services.
Passengers can be reassured that strictly enforced one-way systems will be in place and they will not come into contact with people arriving for Covid tests. Signage is being installed to ensure that Park & Ride passengers and those visiting for Covid tests are directed to the relevant areas of the site, and there will also be marshals on site to ensure separation is maintained.
Across all three sites, buses will operate to a limited capacity in order to comply with social distancing requirements. We are currently running with a capacity of 12, increased to 15 if a number of passengers originate from the same household. Passengers will be asked to board from the back of the bus to the front to ensure social distancing is observed.
Payment by contactless card was introduced in June 2020. Where passengers need to pay by cash, it is requested that the exact fare is given to minimise contact with drivers. To assist with this, a flat rate of £3 for a day or group ticket is in operation.
Concessionary passes can also be used.
What other safety measures will be in place?
The following additional measures will be put in place to ensure customers and staff remain safe while using the service.
On vehicles, perspex screens will be affixed to drivers’ doors and stickers will be used to indicate the availability of seats.
At the terminal buildings, toilet facilities and seating will remain closed. There will also be additional signage at terminal buildings and car parks encouraging passengers to socially distance and practice good hand hygiene. Terminal buildings will remain open and will be regularly cleaned and checked throughout the day. Appropriate risk assessments have been carried out as part of the re-opening process.
Free travel for NHS workers
NHS workers can continue to use the Park and Ride service free of charge, however we are encouraging people to follow Government advice too, if possible, use your own vehicle.
About the Park and Ride service
Services operate from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, with buses running every 15 minutes. Parking is free for bus service users at each of the Leicester Park & Ride sites, located at Enderby, Birstall and Meynell’s Gorse.
Each site has a highly secure car park with on-site security & CCTV. Facilities include disabled parking spaces, on-site toilets and baby changing facilities (Birstall and Enderby only). Our bus shelters are covered and all services are operated using low-floor buses with wheelchair/ buggy spaces available to customers. Customers should note that some on-site P&R facilities are unavailable as a result of Coronavirus safety measures being in place.
Please note that overnight parking is not permitted at any of the Park and Ride sites.
Download the standard service timetable.
Meynell’s Gorse Park & Ride is conveniently located just off the A47 Hinckley Road on Ratby Lane near Leicester Forest East:
Meynell’s Gorse Park & Ride, Ratby Lane, Leicester, LE3 3LF.
Enderby Park & Ride site is conveniently located close to junction 21 of the M1 and junction 3 of the M69 motorways south east of Leicester:
Enderby Park & Ride, Leicester Lane, Enderby, LE19 2AB.
Birstall Park & Ride is conveniently located just off the junction of the A6 and A46 north of Leicester:
Birstall Park & Ride, Loughborough Road, Birstall, LE4 4NP.
Services run every 15 minutes from 7am, and journey times are typically less than 20 minutes. Buses run direct to the city centre and stop at Haymarket Bus Station and Causeway Lane, convenient for city centre businesses and shopping.
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