Park-and-ride scheme opens in Whitby

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A £2.8m park-and-ride scheme has opened in Whitby in a bid to cut congestion in the seaside town.

The site on the A171, near Cross Butts Farm, has space for 230 cars but will provide parking for up to 450 once building work is completed.

Buses run every 15 minutes and stop at West Cliff North Terrace, St Hilda's Terrace and the town's bus station.

The scheme was funded by the government as part of a £266m investment in local sustainable transport schemes.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Joe Plant said: "Tourism is the key to Whitby's continued prosperity, and making it much easier for visitors to get into and out of the town without clogging up the highways network, and without making the daily life of the residents more difficult, is a major step forward."

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