Leicester’s new bays go live

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New bays for visiting touring coaches in Leicester city centre have become operational.

The city council has converted sections of pay-and-display car parking on Charles Street, St George Street and Queen Street into five new coach spaces, which operators must book in advance – free of charge – from Visit Leicester.

New pick-up and drop-off points for coaches have also been provided to meet demand from travel companies and coach operators, with new facilities on Causeway Lane, Charles Street, Granby Street, Queen Street and Southgates. Coach drivers can stop at these sites for up to 30 minutes to let their passengers get on and off.

Alice Morgan of Country Lion said: “We get a lot of interest in trips to Leicester, with the National Space Centre and the King Richard III Visitor Centre proving popular with our customers.

“We’re delighted that these new facilities are now in place as they’ll make it a lot easier for us to bring groups to the city.”

All parking spaces must be pre-booked at least two weeks in advance. Complete the coach permit application form, and return to Visit Leicester. This can be emailed to [email protected] or posted to Visit Leicester, 51 Gallowtree Gate, Leicester, LE1 5AD