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Chelmer Valley Park and Ride

Latest News - 29 January 2021: Chelmer Valley Park and Ride Temporary Closure

A decision has been taken to suspend the Chelmer Valley Park and Ride service from Saturday 30 January due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

The suspension of the service is in response to strict government guidance urging people to stay in their homes and only travel when absolutely necessary to prevent the spread of Coronavirus as well dramatically reduced numbers of people using the service.

The service will remain closed until further notice.

Deputy Leader of Essex County Council and Cabinet Member for Infrastructure, Cllr Kevin Bentley said: “While we seek to retain public transport services for individuals who are making essential journeys, those using the Park and Ride have access to a car, so will have an alternative mode of transport available should they need it.  

“Our Park and Ride services are valued, high quality and sustainable services, however during this crisis we need to use our resources wisely which means deploying resources to support commercial bus services where passengers on these services may have no other options available. The County Council has been redeploying buses and drivers to commercial routes that serve hospitals and other important routes.  

“The closure will be for as short a time as possible as we know how valued it is. We look forward to welcoming back our regular travellers and hopefully new ones when it re-opens.”  

The latest advice on coronavirus (Covid-19) is available on the Public Health England (PHE) and NHS websites or via www.essex.gov.uk/coronavirus

Welcome to Chelmer Valley Park and Ride CM3 3PR

Beat the traffic with stress free travel, affordable, easy to park, toilet facilities and help on help on hand if needed. By using our service you’re creating a better environment for everyone who lives, works, shops and goes to school in Chelmsford and more convenient than parking in the town centre.

Here you can find timetable information, details of fares and the route for the Sandon Park and Ride. You can also download a map of the site with directions from the map section below.

Please see the Broomfield Hospital Shuttle Bus page for information about and timetables for the shuttle service.


Park and Ride Timetables 

A copy of the timetables for each stop can be found in the document section at the bottom of this page. 


Park and Ride Routes

Chelmsford Park and Ride Routes. There is a Sandon to Chelmer Valley route that stops a Mildmay Car Park, Victoria Road South, Chelmsford Railway Station, Anglia Ruskin University and then arrives at Chelmer Valley Park and Ride. The journey from Chelmer Valley to Sandon is via Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Railway Station, Duke Street Careers Office, New London Road Reed Agency, Job Centre, Park and then arrives at Sandon. There is also a Sandon only service that goes from Sandon to Mildmay Car Park, Victoria Road South, Duke Street Careers Office, New London Road Reed Agency, Job Centre, Parkway and then returns to Sandon Park and Ride. 

Fares

Chelmford - Calling all students 11-18. Beat the traffic and congestion get your parents to drop you at the site. Simply buy your tickets on the app or on the bus and get on board. Only £1
Chelmford - Calling all students 11-18. Beat the traffic and congestion get your parents to drop you at the site. Simply buy your tickets on the app or on the bus and get on board. Only £1
Mobile payments available from 1 July on Sandon Park and Ride - Download First Bus mTickets from your app store
Adult (over 18)
Child (5 up to 18)
 Concessionary
Daily
£3.60
£1
£1.50
Weekly
£18.00
£5
 
Monthly
£66.50
£20
 
Saturday
£1.50
£1
£1

Children under 5 travel for free at all times 

Group fare (up to 2 adults and 3 children):

  • All day on weekdays: £5.00
  • Saturday: £3.50 (Saturday special rate will offer better value for 1 adult (£1.50) and 1 child (£1.00) = £2.50).


Short Hop

Short hop fare between is only valid between Anglia Ruskin University and City Centre: £1.00 only available on bus payable to the driver.


Mobile Payments

Download 'First Bus ‘MTickets' app from your app store for speedier boarding. Follow the 'how to' guide to find out more or ask at site.


Park and Pedal

Bring your bike with you, leave your car at the site and cycle to your destination. Introductory offer of free parking till the end of August normal cost of Park and Pedal is £3 per day. We have bike racks should you chose to leave your bike at site overnight. We also offer Secure cycle lockers £20 per month, which includes free parking. Please visit Bikeaway to secure your locker.


Access

Information on disabled access can be found on AccessAble, formerly Disabled Go. 


Height Restrictions

Vehicles under 2.0 metres can enter under the barrier


Event Parking / Hire

If you have an event and would like to hire the site please contact essexparkandride@essex.gov.uk for further details and pricing.


Directions

Satnav users can find the site using the postcode CM3 3PR.

Chelmer Valley Park and Ride is located on the A130 east of Essex Regiment Way, accessed from the Pratts Farm Roundabout.

Out of Hours exit

Cars can exit the site after 9pm automatically through the barrier system. In emergencies customers can contact Chelmsford City Council’s CCTV Control Centre on 01245 606 299  (24 hours).