Visitors to the Great Western Brick Show this weekend are being given the opportunity to park the car at the Wroughton Park and Ride and take the bus into the Steam Museum for free in a last minute attempt to avoid gridlock around the Great Western Outlet Village.
The first service will depart from Wroughton Park and Ride at 9am on Saturday and Sunday and will arrive at STEAM at 9:15am.
It will then depart from STEAM at 9:20am, arriving back in Wroughton at 9:35am.
Saturday’s service will then set off from Wroughton at 20 minute intervals throughout the day (except at 11am, 12noon, 1pm and 3pm when there will be a 40 minute interval) until 6:40pm, when it makes its last trip to Kemble Drive.

On Sunday, the service will set off from Wroughton at 20 minute intervals from 9am until 6:40pm, except at 12noon and 4pm when there will be an interval of one hour.

Councillor Gary Sumner, Swindon Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, said: “We expect the Brick Show to be a hugely popular event and we have put this measure in place to ensure congestion is kept to an absolute minimum.

“We are aware of the traffic problems that occur in Rodbourne when events are held at the STEAM Museum and this Council is committed to finding solutions that work for everyone.

“I would fully encourage people to use the park and ride service as it is free and will get you there in no time at all.”

 

The postcode for the Wroughton Park and Ride is SN1 4RW. Motorists coming from Junction 15 of the M4 should head towards Marlborough Road and take the 1st exit at the Coate roundabout. From there, take the 1st exit at the Pipers Way roundabout and follow the road along.

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