This new heritage Park and Ride compliments the existing services perfectly
(PRWEB UK) 20 June 2012
The new service has been launched in recognition of the resurgence of visitor numbers to the town in recent weeks and months.
The route will allow visitors who visit the town by car or rail to use a heritage bus to travel in style into the heart of the seaside town. Rail passengers arriving on Merseyrail should walk down the hill to the bus stop at “The Dips”
The route makes a number of stops along the sea front, before culminating at the Marine Lake, Fort Perch Rock and Floral pavilion.
Councillor Ron Abbey, chair of Merseytravel Local Transport Plan Delivery, Bus and Merseytram Committee said; “When we first heard of this proposal we were delighted to be able to add it as a supported service for the benefit of the resort.
“New Brighton’s renaissance is well underway, and it is right that we support this as best we can. The town is already well supported by rail and bus services, but this new heritage Park and Ride compliments the existing services perfectly.”
The route operates every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday until 9th September between midday and 16:00 hours.
Cllr Chris Meaden, Wirral Council Cabinet member for Culture, Tourism and Leisure, said: "It is vital we encourage visitors to play, eat and stay in the area and this service will particularly help the existing and new businesses in New Brighton. The new multi-million pound Marine Point development is already attracting thousands of visitors and this new and free service will encourage even greater use of the excellent public transport connections to our seaside town and I thank Merseytravel for their support in making it happen.
“Tourism is now worth more than £265 million to our borough, employs 4,000 full-time equivalent jobs and has grown by a substantial 15% over the past five years. For a full listing of this summer's programme of events in New Brighton, and indeed the rest of the borough, please check http://www.visitwirral.com/whats-on."