Queens Drive Park & Ride Site Reopens
4 weeks ago
Nottingham City Council has announced that Queens Drive Park & Ride site will reopen to the public on Monday 9 March.
The facility has been closed since unprecedented rainfall on the weekend of 15 and 16 February caused by Storm Dennis, following so closely behind Storm Ciara the week before.
The amount of subsequent flooding after the River Trent burst its banks was the worst seen at Queens Drive in two decades.
Staff from the Council, together with electrical contractors, have been down on the site this week to assess any flood damage and make sure it is safe to reopen.
The floodwater receded a few days ago but has damaged some of the electrical charging points which are used by both the park-and ride and Medilink buses. These have now either been repaired or will be replaced in the coming weeks.
There were also issues regarding floodlights, electric site barriers, Robin Hood ticket machines and water damage to on-site buildings. Electrical items are mostly now fixed and the site is safe to reopen. The customer hub and toilets are out of action while refurbishment takes place, but portaloos are available on site.
The electrical charging points for customers are not available.