Bristol park and ride

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Bristol Park & Ride
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First Bristol East Lancs bodied Dennis Trident on route 904 in June 2011
Parent Bristol City Council
Locale Bristol
Service type Park & ride
Routes 5
Destinations Southmead Hospital, Clifton Down station, Bristol City Centre
Stations Long Ashton, Portway, Brislington
Fleet Mercedes-Benz Citaro O530G
Volvo B9TL/Wright Eclipse Gemini
Operator First Bristol
CT Plus
Wessex Bus
Website Travel West

The Bristol Park & Ride is a park & ride system operated by Bristol City Council in the English city of Bristol.


Until 2011, the park & ride routes were operated by First Bristol and Wessex Bus.[1][2] On 5 September 2011, route 904 was taken over by CT Plus using ex First London, London Central and London General Mercedes-Benz Citaro O530Gs with route 903 passing from Wessex to First.[3][4]

On 2 April 2012, CT Plus took over the operation of route 902.[5] In April 2014, route 505 was extended to Long Ashton to become a park & ride route 901 commenced in September 2014.[6]

The existing contracts expire in September 2016, with options to extend for a further three years.[6]


The system consists of five routes:

Around 600,000 journeys are made each year. There has been significant, and increasing, investment in the scheme by Bristol City Council.[9]


The council consider that this facility has reduced city centre congestion.[10]


  1. ^ Seven Centros for Wessex Connect[permanent dead link] Bus & Coach Professional 3 August 2007
  2. ^ Fleet of B9TLs join Rotala Wessex[permanent dead link] Bus & Coach Professional 26 October 2007
  3. ^ Bristol has got buses Boris Johnson didn't want Bristol Post 6 September 2011
  4. ^ Moves to ease problems on park and ride Bristol Post 30 September 2011
  5. ^ CT Plus starts Route 902 from 2 April 2012 CT Plus
  6. ^ a b Scrutiny Commission minutes Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Bristol City Council 23 October 2014
  7. ^ Route 505 timetable Wessex Bus
  8. ^ Route 901 timetable Wessex Bus
  9. ^ Boost for park and ride bus services Bristol City Council 18 December 2006
  10. ^ More buses for Christmas shopping BBC News 18 December 2006