A £4M bid to add 500 spaces to 850-space Thornhill Park & Ride was given a major funding boost yesterday.

Oxfordshire County Council will be handed £5m by the Government for transport projects.

A new cycle lane on London Road, Headington towards the ‘hamburger’ roundabout and two new bus services from the park & ride to hospitals and the city will also benefit.

Cabinet member for transport Rodney Rose said: “I’m absolutely delighted that the Government has recognised the importance of investment in transport in Oxfordshire.”