OXFORD’S park-and-ride system is to be commemorated with a blue plaque.

In 1973, Oxford Civic Society was instrumental in the creation of the country’s first permanent park-and-ride scheme.

A spokesman for the civic society said: “A blue plaque commemorating the event has been sponsored by the society as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations.

“It will be unveiled at Redbridge park-and-ride on Friday at 11am.”

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The Oxfordshire Blue Plaques Board is in charge of putting up the commemorative plaques around the country.

READ AGAIN: All park-and-rides now run by Oxford City Council

Last month a new system launched with all park-and-ride sites run by the city council.

The council took over the operational management – through its trading arm Oxford Direct Services - of Oxfordshire County Council’s Thornhill and Oxford Parkway park-and-ride sites.

Oxford Mail:

Revenue from Thornhill and Oxford Parkway will still go to the county council.

Previously the city council ran three park-and-rides - Redbridge, Seacourt and Pear Tree while the county council was responsible for running Thornhill and Oxford Parkway.

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In some cities there are single ticketing operations for passengers but in Oxford the majority of customers pay twice - once for parking and once for a bus ticket.

All five sites have ticket machines supplied by the same manufacturer.