Free bus service to Winchester Sport & Leisure Park

Stagecoach South has worked with Winchester City Council to launch a free travel trial to encourage residents to use the Park & Ride service to visit the council’s popular new leisure facility at Bar End.

The trial will run for four weeks between Monday 18 October to Sunday 14 November, meaning residents can now catch a Winchester Park & Ride bus between The Broadway and Barfield Close and travel for free – just by telling the driver where they are travelling.

The move reflects the council’s commitment to encouraging residents to utilise the city’s public transport links to reduce the number of cars in the city centre – as well as enjoying the all new leisure park. The reduction in car traffic in the city is also intended to improve air quality, a key priority in Winchester City Council’s Carbon Neutrality Action Plan (CNAP).

Cllr Martin Tod, Winchester City Council Cabinet Member for Economic Recovery, said:

“Anyone with a bus pass can already use the Park & Ride buses to get to the leisure centre, but this new free offer means everyone can take a bus from The Broadway to the leisure centre, and back, for free. We’re very grateful to Stagecoach for helping to make this trial possible. Making it easier to get down to Bar End will help cut congestion in the city centre and cut carbon emissions too.”