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Colchester Park and Ride and Bus Priority measures


Approval Status


Fully Approved

Delivery Status


LGF Project Delivered

Project Completion Date


Spring 2015

Essex County Council has been awarded LTB funding for the Colchester Park & Ride and Bus Priority Measures scheme through the July 2014 announcement of LGF awards. This scheme is a key part of the North Colchester Growth Area package of transport measures and will unlock capacity between a key growth area in the North of Colchester and Colchester Station and town centre to enable sustainable growth in housing and employment within the town. It will enable increased access to Colchester from a wide catchment area through the creation of a high quality public transport corridor. This corridor leads directly to the heart of the town which will help to confirm Colchester’s status as a key regional economic centre. The scheme will provide:

  • a 1,000 space Park & Ride facility adjacent to A12 J28;
  • a dedicated bus priority lane added to the existing capacity under the North Station rail bridge to ensure bus services are reliable offer an attractive service;
  • signal improvements along the Northern Approach corridor to improve Park & Ride bus journey times;
  • provision of high quality, dedicated and liveried Park & Ride bus stop infrastructure; and
  • additional signage to promote access to the Park & Ride site.

Capital Programme delivery update

Take a look at our update on the delivery of the Local Growth Fund (LGF) and Growing Places Fund (GPF) capital programmes.

SELEP Capital Investment Programme

£579m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock

In total the SELEP Growth Deal with Government has brought £579m of investment to East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock. Over the lifetime of the Growth Deal (2015-2021) we aim to deliver 78,000 jobs and 29,000 homes across the SELEP area, with the Deal set to attract a further £960m of investment into the South East over the six year period.

Find out more here
Funding value: £5.800m
Total Project cost: £7.433m
Return to Capital Investment