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More than three million passengers chose to leave their car and catch the Park&Ride in the last year, new figures reveal today.

Passenger journeys increased by nearly 250,000 over the last year as thousands more people used Park&Ride services to get into the city.

There were more than 261,000 journeys on Park&Ride services in January – up more than 15% compared to the same time last year.

Drivers can leave their car for free at sites at Madingley, Milton, Trumpington, Newmarket Road, and Babraham and pay just £3 for a return service into Cambridge.

Cllr Ian Bates, Chairman for the Economy and Environment Committee at Cambridgeshire County Council and the transport lead for the Greater Cambridge Partnership, said: “Park&Ride services are a success and people are making more use of better transport options to get into the city.

“The County Council has already outlined a strong commitment to reducing congestion in the city and keep Cambridgeshire moving so these figures are good news.

“However, we have to do more to keep up with this demand and give people more sustainable travel to help cope with this demand. That is why the Greater Cambridge Partnership is working on plans to improve and expand the Park&Ride network and provide more space where we need it most.”

The Newmarket service has seen a 35% increase in journeys year-on-year – up to 43,702 this year from 32,184 in January 2018 – while there were 71,960 more journeys from the Babraham P&R – up 15.1% - for the same month. 

Finally, the Guided Busway – which connects Huntingdon, St Ives and Cambridge – saw passengers rise by over 6.3% in the year to date to 379,521.

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