Tag Archives: park and ride

Gateway Park & Ride closed tomorrow

Please note that Gateway Park & Ride site is closed tomorrow (Monday) on the grounds of safety and security after travellers illegally set up camp at the site late on Friday. Gateway buses will continue to operate between the Town Centre and Blackbrook Park as normal and alternative facilities are available at Silk Mills Park […]

Park & Ride ticket extensions

In recognition of the disruption caused by last week’s three-day closure of the Gateway Park & Ride near Taunton, weekly and monthly Park & Ride ticket holders can have their tickets extended by Buses of Somerset for three days. Any weekly tickets which expire up to and including 12 April (the last date that an […]

Saturday Park and Ride to stop on 30 December

Taunton’s Saturday Park and Ride bus services will stop at the end of December as the County Council continues to manage reduced Government funding. The withdrawal of the services was among measures announced in the summer to help bridge an £18m funding gap. They have been kept running until the end of December to cater […]

New fares and ‘live’ travel updates in the pipeline for Park and Ride

New fares for using Taunton’s Park and Ride service are being introduced by Somerset County Council from April 2015, for the first time in four years. In a key step to boost the service’s sustainability, rises in ticket prices will come into effect from Tuesday 7 April. Adults will pay 20p extra for a day […]

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 […]

New contract for Taunton Park and Ride

A new contract to provide Taunton’s popular Park and Ride service has been awarded to The Buses of Somerset, the Taunton-based operation of First Bus. The fleet of buses and drivers will be familiar to passengers as the company has been operating the service on a temporary contract since April this year. The same timetables […]

Taunton Gateway Park & Ride reopens

Taunton Gateway Park & Ride will be open for business as usual tomorrow morning following the departure of travellers who had illegally occupied the site today (Wednesday). The travellers left the site peacefully at around 8pm this evening. No significant clean is was required and the service will be operating as usual from 6.40am tomorrow […]

Taunton Gateway Park & Ride update

Taunton Gateway Park & Ride remains closed tonight (Wednesday 5 June) after travellers illegally set up camp at the site yesterday. A further assessment will be made first thing tomorrow morning by Somerset County Council officers and the police with a view to reopening as soon as possible. Approximately 30 travellers in cars and caravans […]

Rod Stewart charity concert

Drivers in Taunton are being urged to plan their journeys carefully on Wednesday (18 June) when Rod Stewart plays a charity concert at Somerset County Cricket Ground. With thousands of music fans set to attend, there is likely to be a significant increase in the number of vehicles on the road and several roads will […]