Colchester Park and Ride and Bus Priority measures

Essex County Council has been awarded LTB funding for the Colchester Park & Ride & Bus Priority Measures scheme through the July 2014 announcement of LGF awards.

This scheme is a key part of the North Colchester Growth Area package of transport measures and will unlock capacity between a key growth area in the North of Colchester and Colchester Station and town centre to enable sustainable growth in housing and employment within the town. It will enable increased access to Colchester from a wide catchment area through the creation of a high quality public transport corridor. This corridor leads directly to the heart of the town which will help to confirm Colchester’s status as a key regional economic centre.

The scheme will provide:

     
  • a 1,000 space Park & Ride (P&R) facility adjacent to A12 J28
  • a dedicated bus priority lane added to the existing capacity under the North Station rail bridge to ensure bus services are reliable offer an attractive service
  • signal improvements along the Northern Approach corridor to improve P&R bus journey times
  • provision of high quality, dedicated and liveried P&R bus stop infrastructure
  • additional signage to promote access to the P&R site