Monday, November 27, 2017
People attending the university graduation ceremonies and other events at Preston Guild Hall are advised to allow extra time to park at the bus station, due to the ongoing renovation work.
The University of Central Lancashire graduations take place from 4th to 6th December at the Guild Hall, which is usually one of the busiest times of year at the bus station car park.
December is also a busy time for other events such as the pantomimes.
The bus station is owned by Lancashire County Council. It is currently undergoing a major multi-million pound redevelopment.
Work currently taking place includes improvements to the concourse, the creation of a new coach station within the building and work to improve the lifts and stairwells.
Andrew Barrow, Lancashire County Council's project manager for the bus station, said: "We're encouraging people to think ahead and arrive in plenty of time, so that they can make the most of attending events in the city
"The car park at the bus station is always busier than usual during the graduation week, so we're asking people to give themselves a little more time to park than they might normally do.
"The glass walkway to the Guild Hall is currently being worked on, with access from the upper car park levels during the graduation week. People on lower levels of the car park are advised to head to the bus concourse and then walk around to the Guild Hall's front entrance via Lord Street.
"We apologise for any disruption this might cause and ask people to bear with us while this redevelopment work is taking place.
"People using the car park levels now will notice a big difference compared to how it looked before the work was done. It's now a much brighter and nicer place to park your car."
The glass walkway from the car park to the Guild Hall reopens on 1 December, with access via the south staircase for levels six to nine.
Drivers need to access the bus station using the north ramp, at the Holiday Inn and Ringway end of the building, as work is currently taking place on the south ramp.
It is possible for people parking on lower levels to use the walkway, but they will need to walk or take the lift up to level six first.
People parking at the bus station can use the RingGo app to pre-pay for their parking. There's a small surcharge (up to 40p) for paying this way, but it saves time queuing at payment machines or having some change. Find out more about the app and how to download it at www.myringgo.co.uk.
You can find more details about other car parks in Preston city centre via the city council's website.
On-street parking for people with Blue Badges is available on Birley St, near the Flag Market.
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