Paralympic Games - parking and transport

First published in Weymouth and Portland Sailing Olympics and Paralympics 2012 News

AN ADDITIONAL disabled shuttle bus service will run during the Paralympic Games.

But there will not be additional disabled Parking services as Olympic restrictions have ceased in Weymouth town centre.

The extra shuttle bus, for people with disabilities and accessibility problems, will operate from the Mount Pleasant Park and Ride site and take passengers to various drop-off points, including the railway station and the ICCI dome on the seafront, and the Chesil Beach Centre on Portland , from 11am until 5pm daily.

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) will not be providing a disabled parking service at Park Street car park as they did during the Olympic Games to provide special parking for the Nothe ticket holders.

However there are 144 dedicated extra-wide spaces for Blue Badge holders in the borough’s car parks, 122 of them situated around the Weymouth town centre area.

Councillor Kate Wheller, borough council spokesman for social inclusion, said: “Parking arrangements in the borough will go back to a business-as-usual ‘pre-Games’ service during the Paralympics but with an additional disabled shuttle bus service.

“There will not be the same road restrictions on the seafront as were in place during the Olympic Games.

“Therefore there will be a return to usual on-street parking provisions in addition to the disabled parking facilities within existing car parks.”

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1:33pm Wed 22 Aug 12

lostnfound says...

disabled shuttle bus?
Did they mean a shuttle bus for disabled people because the bus wouldn't be a lot of use to anybody if it were disabled.
disabled shuttle bus? Did they mean a shuttle bus for disabled people because the bus wouldn't be a lot of use to anybody if it were disabled. lostnfound
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2:09pm Wed 22 Aug 12

sagalout says...

Disabled persons shuttle bus might sound better.
Disabled persons shuttle bus might sound better. sagalout
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