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FA CUP: Free Park & Ride system in service on Sunday

29 January 2016

Free Park & Ride system in service on Sunday

Carlisle United Football Club will be operating a FREE Park and Ride service on Sunday to help supporters of both clubs as the main car parks at the stadium remain out of action following the recent flooding events.

Sales and Marketing Director Phil King said: “We have to go on record with a thank you to H&H Auctioneers and Reays for helping us to provide this free service. 

“H&H are allowing us to use their land for coach parking and have also opened up the car park opposite the Shepherd’s Inn so that we can host a vital match day Park and Ride service. The car parking area can hold approximately 1,000 cars and is an excellent facility for us to be able to use.

“Reays are supplying a shuttle bus service between the car park and the stadium, again free of charge, which will help us to get fans to and from the game in good time on the day.”

The first shuttle bus will run from the Rosehill car park at 10.30am and will continue until kick off on the day. Stewards will be on hand to assist with parking and the car parking area will be clearly signed to show entry and exit routes. 

Please leave plenty of time to arrive, park and get to the stadium as we expect this service to be extremely popular. Parking using this service is at the risk of the owner.

A shuttle bus service will run from Brunton Park to the Rosehill car park after full time. Please be advised that the post-match shuttle service could be subject to delays - see the Cumbria Police advice posted below for more details.

Car Park update:

Car park season ticket holder update - DSD Construction Ltd, this weekend's Associate Match Sponsor, have been on site all day today and have completed some fantastic work in the main car park area.

A safe turning circle has been created for the fleet of Everton coaches, which will deliver the away fans to the ground, and the season ticket and disabled car parking area has been upgraded and will now be available for full use.

Thanks to DSD Construction Ltd our car park season ticket holders can now park as normal on Sunday.

Cumbria Police Advice:

Cumbria Police are aware of the large numbers of people that will be attending the match between Carlisle United and Everton Football Club on Sunday 31 January and are offering some practical advice to help keep people safe and minimise any disruption to the roads network. 

We would ask people that are not making use of the parking facilities at Brunton Park or nearby areas to avoid using junction 43 and Warwick Road during the hours of 12pm and 5pm as it will be heavily congested. 

Superintendent Justin Bibby said: “We look forward to welcoming supporters of Everton Football Club to Carlisle in what should be a great day for both sets of supporters and the City itself. 

“We would like to take this opportunity to remind people that the area surrounding Brunton Park has suffered from severe flooding during the month of December and as work continues to rebuild the affected homes and businesses, it is vitally important that visitors respect all properties as they move to and from the ground.” 

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