Christmas bonus for Park and Ride shoppers

Shoppers using Taunton’s Park and Ride services on Saturdays leading up to Christmas will be able to take advantage of a special discounted ticket.

The Shopper Special Ticket is usually only valid on weekdays between 10am to 4pm but will also be available on Saturdays (between 9am and 6.15pm) from 15 November until the end of the year. The ticket costs £1.50 and covers up to five people travelling together.

Cllr Harvey Siggs, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport, said: “We all know how expensive Christmas can be, so this is a little early present from us to help make things easier.

“Using a Shopper ticket means a family or group of up to five travelling together can beat the traffic and travel into town and back for just £1.50, which makes it much cheaper than parking in town.

“What’s more, if this trial is successful, we’re also planning to extend the offer for every Saturday throughout the year.”

Taunton has two Park and Ride services at Silk Mills and Taunton Gateway. For more information, please visit: or contact Somerset Direct on 0845 345 9155.