Seacourt Park and Ride extension update - April 2020

Published: Monday, 20th April 2020

Oxford City Council is working to provide additional parking spaces at Seacourt Park and Ride to ensure that it meets the needs of workers and visitors to the city.

The existing car-park at Seacourt consistently reaches full capacity. The extension, which is currently under construction, will provide 595 additional parking spaces that will help to reduce traffic and congestion on the Botley Road and into the city centre. Additionally there will be a new bus terminal and cycle storage. The work is being delivered in partnership with Oxford Direct Services (ODS).

Oxford City Council and its partner, ODS, took the decision to suspend work on the waterlogged section of Seacourt following heavy rain earlier this year that resulted in flooding. The ground needed a dry out period before further work could be carried out.

Subsequently, the coronavirus lockdown caused further delay, but the ground work at the site has now been restarted, with effect from 20 April 2020. It will be carried out strictly under government guidance for social distancing.

This is a major development and there will be some disruption to existing users as approximately 102 of the existing car-parking spaces are temporarily suspended to facilitate the construction works; mainly to provide an area for a contractors compound which is needed for site accommodation and the delivery and storage of heavy plant and materials. The existing site will however remain open throughout the construction period and parking permits are valid at all the park and ride sites.

We regret any inconvenience that the construction works may cause to the users of the existing car park.

Seacourt Park and Ride provides a convenient way to access the city centre without having to drive in. This much-needed extension will make Seacourt an even better facility for workers and visitors following the increase in capacity and will bring additional benefits by reducing city centre congestion, which will also help to reduce harmful vehicle emissions.