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Reminder that new city centre car park is open

The county council is reminding people in Carlisle about the new temporary car park on the site of the former county council Lonsdale Building at the rear of the Citadel.

The 93 space car park on Bush Brow includes two electric vehicle charging points, seven disabled bays and bicycle storage. Open 24 hours day, seven days a week, the pay and display car park offers users the convenient option to pay by phone or buy a ticket from a machine using cash or card.

Recycled plastic material was used in the surface of the new car park, which would otherwise have been sent to landfill.

This area of the city is already particularly busy with train station users and shoppers and the additional capacity will help support this growing demand and also provide easier access for shopping and other services in the city centre.

The long-term ambition for this area is that it will be rejuvenated as part of the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal Carlisle Station Gateway and Citadels project. Details of this project are being negotiated with Government.

Cumbria County Councillor, David Southward, Cabinet Member for Economy and Property said: “We are always keen to make best use of our assets even on a temporary basis. The new car park in Carlisle improves parking provision in the city centre, reduces congestion and ultimately improves the highway network and helps to keep Carlisle moving with more choice of places to park.”

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