Park and ride plan to beat pollution charge in Birmingham city centre - The Redditch Standard

Park and ride plan to beat pollution charge in Birmingham city centre

Redditch Editorial 8th Aug, 2019   0

A MULTI-STOREY car park being built at Longbridge station is expected to be completed in time for the Clean Air Zone scheduled for Birmingham city centre in July 2020.

The £7.6million structure, capable of holding more than 600 cars, will dovetail with a park and ride system designed to cut congestion in the city centre.

The chair of West Midlands Combined Authority’s transport delivery committee, Councillor Kath Hartley, said: “Longbridge is one of many places we are looking to improve or develop new park and ride facilities.

“This will be open by the time the Clean Air Zone is introduced and I would urge commuters from the south of Birmingham to consider parking here instead of driving into the city centre.”




The daily charge for driving into the Clean Air Zone will be £8 per day unless cars meet the following criteria:

Diesel – Euro 6 (VI) standard or better (most new registrations after September 1, 2015)


Petrol or LPG added to original petrol engine – Euro 4 standard or better (most new registrations after January 1, 2006)

Gas – Euro 6 (VI) standard or better

Fully electric or hydrogen fuel cell – all are compliant and avoid CAZ charges

Hybrid electric – the diesel/petrol engine must meet the relevant criteria above.

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