Park and Ride Schemes

Transport written question – answered on 22nd October 2008.

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Photo of Theresa Villiers Theresa Villiers Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what park and ride schemes have been established since 2000, broken down by region.

Photo of Paul Clark Paul Clark PPS (Rt Hon Ed Balls, Secretary of State), Department for Children, Schools and Families, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport

In the period of the first round of local transport plans, from 2001-02 to 2005-06, local transport authorities implemented 86 new park and ride schemes and 112 extensions to existing park and ride schemes.

The following table shows the regional breakdown for new and extended park and ride schemes during this period.

Region Number of new park and ride schemes
East 20
East Midlands 13
North East 15
North West 36
South East 21
South West 34
West Midlands 46
Yorkshire and Humberside 13

This information is not readily available prior to 2001-02, and to reduce the reporting burdens on local authorities has not been collected since 2005-06.

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