PARK AND RIDE BEGINS AT THE GREAT PARK

October 11, 2009 1:18 PM

A new park and ride service has begun operating at the Great Park - connecting the north of Newcastle to the city centre.

Motorists can park their cars for free and then pay the driver the fare when they get on the bus.

The scheme has space for 500 vehicles and runs from 7am to 7pm Monday to Saturday.

Councillor Anita Lower, who is chairman of the Newcastle Great Park Advisory Committee, said: "The park and ride scheme is providing people with quick access to Haymarket via Gosforth High Street.

"We are in talks with the Great Park Consortium and bus operator Arriva to provide additional services in the New Year."

Day returns cost £3 for adults and kids half price.