Falmouth Park & Ride

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29 September — 31 October 2009

to stay open for an extra month in October

After a bumper season at Falmouth's Park & Ride/Float site at Ponsharden the operators Ponsharden Services Limited together with Cornwall Council have decided to keep the site running for an extra month.

The site has traditionally closed at the end of September but this year the Park & Ride will stay open until the end of October with 250 spaces available for use.

Tim Light, managing director of Cornwall Ferries said, ''It has been a bumper year at the site, so far we have carried over 60,000 people into town by bus and boat and on many of these days Falmouth's car parks have been full. All indications suggest that October is going to be a busy month for Falmouth and we have decided to keep all our services running until the end of October.

''We had over 30 days this year when the site was at capacity with over 600 cars and 3,000 people a day traveling into town on the two double decker busses and two 70 seater classic wooden ferries.''

The Park & Float service is unique in this country and since opening over six years ago almost half a million people have arrived in Falmouth by using the site at Ponsharden being able to enjoy a fantastic trip up the river.

David Pollard, Falmouth Town Manager, said: ''Arriving by ferry is such a unique and relaxing way to arrive in town, it is hard to think what it was like before the service opened and there is no doubt that during the summer the extra car parking capacity has made a massive difference to the number of day visitors Falmouth can handle.''

During October visitors can park all day for £4.00 and this includes the free bus for up to seven people per car into Falmouth and back on the bus.

The Park & Ride will also connect with the Falmouth hop on hop off shuttle bus operated by OTS, which has a circular route around the town centre, all for £1 per person per day.

Tim added: "This coupled with two for one ferry trips to St Mawes, Trelissick Garden and Truro offers a great day for locals and visitors.

Visitors using the site will also enjoy the option of getting of the bus at the top of High Street to enjoy great shops or a fantastic lunch on their way into the town centre."

For more information see: www.kingharryscornwall.co.uk/ferries