Warwickshire County Council has announced that from Monday 16th April 2018, the Stratford Park & Ride, Bishopton bus service will drop off at Wood Street outside the NatWest Bank and pick up on the opposite side of the road outside Oxfam, Wood Street, Stratford Upon Avon. Services will no longer drop off or pick up at Windsor Street. This change is being made to improve journey reliability and reduce delays caused by congestion.
The service will continue to be a stand-alone service to and from Stratford-upon-Avon town centre. The new, more streamlined route means delays are less likely.
Passengers are also asked to take note of the timetable changes being made to the service. The buses will continue to run every fifteen minutes for the most part of the day, however between 0730 and 0900 and 1458 and 1628 Monday to Friday during term time buses will operate every 30 minutes. The new timetable will be available at www.warwickshire/parkandride and copies of the timetable will be available at the Park & Ride Terminal building and local libraries.
The 15 minute service will then resume at 16.43, the last bus will continue to leave Stratford-upon-Avon at 19.00. On Saturdays and during school holiday periods the bus service remains every 15 minutes from 09.00 – 18.45. The last bus leaves outside Oxfam, Wood Street, Stratford Town Centre at 19.00.
Passengers wishing to visit Stratford town centre in the evening after 19.00 will be able to take advantage of the convenient and cheap parking at Stratford Parkway (adjacent to the Park & Ride). The last train from Stratford Town Station to Stratford Parkway is 23.30 Monday to Saturday, and 20.38 on Sundays. With a journey time of just five minutes and competitive fares, this is an attractive option for people visiting the town’s theatre and restaurants in the evening. Always check the times on www.nationalrail.co.uk website as the timetable always changes twice a year May & December.
You can find out more about the Stratford Park and Ride on the Warwickshire Web: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/stratfordparkandride