Park and ride
Dogs now allowed on buses
Having listened to the views of Cornwall’s residents, dog lovers and numerous visitors, from Tuesday 3 July, Cornwall Council has started a three month trial welcoming pet dogs to accompany their owners onto the Park and Ride at Tregurra Park and Langarth, when they visit the historic city of Truro.
The three month trial will allow all dog owners to make full use of the Park and Ride facilities which operates between Tregurra Road and Langarth at Threemilestone, offering convenient parking and a fast, regular shuttle service into Truro city centre by bus.
Guide dogs have always been allowed to accompany their owners on the buses since the Park and Ride first opened in 2008. This is the first time owners of pet dogs will also be allowed to take their dog aboard.
It is hoped that the trial, if successful, will become permanent, bringing the Park and Ride into line with the majority of bus and rail services across Cornwall in allowing dogs to travel with their owners. The aim is to attract people who would previously have been discouraged from using the service.
Free travel for all on 3-4 August
Truro’s Park and Ride will celebrate its 10 year anniversary on 4 August by inviting all customers to enjoy two days of free travel on the council-led service.
There will be no charge to pay to park and use the buses on both Friday 3 August and Saturday 4 August.
Buses first began running between Langarth and the city centre in 2008. The second service from Tregurra Park opened in 2015, giving more than 2,500 parking spaces available across the two locations.
On Saturday 4 August, there will be a free draw at both sites for the chance to win a free travel pass, which will entitle the winner to 60 days of non-consecutive unlimited travel on the service.