Closure of P+R Maastricht Zuid on 29 March 2019
At the end of March, P+R Maastricht Zuid will close the Park and Ride location at the P5 car park of MECC Maastricht, so that visitors and commuters on the outskirts of the city will no longer be able to use it. Since the opening in the summer of 2017, the number of users of P+R Zuid never met expectations in spite of the promotion used. The Municipality of Maastricht, Maastricht Bereikbaar, Arriva, and MECC Maastricht have now decided to close this Park and Ride location.
In 2017, P+R Maastricht Zuid was opened as a trial for motorists from the areas to the south and east of Maastricht. In order to improve the accessibility of the centre during the closure of the Noorderbrug bridge and on busy days, visitors and commuters could park for free at P+R Maastricht Zuid if they continued their journey to and returned from the city centre using bus numbers 1, 5, or 10. This combination of free parking and cheap onward travel had also proved successful at P+R Maastricht Noord, located to the north of Maastricht. P+R Maastricht Zuid proved less successful due to the distance to the motorway and the bus stop and the actions that had to be taken to be eligible for free parking.
What are the alternatives?
You can still park in MECC's P5 multistorey car park, at the rate of up to €15 per day. Visitors and commuters in the vicinity of the MECC can also use the Stadspark car park and the Bonnefanten multistorey car park. At P+R Maastricht Noord, visitors and commuters can park for free and enjoy cheap onward travel (day return €2 per person and group rate for3-5 persons €5) to the centre of Maastricht by bus, train, bicycle, or shared bicycle. This P+R location can be reached by following the A2 and A79 motorways.
Continuing the search for other locations, together
Maastricht Bereikbaar and its partners (the municipality of Maastricht, the Province of Limburg, and Arriva) will continue to search for other promising P+R locations in Maastricht. Follow the developments on our website and subscribe to our newsletter.
Switch to P+R Maastricht Noord
As compensation to the current users of P+R Zuid as much as possible, they are entitled to one month’s free use of Arriva's 'P+R Always Free' subscription. In this way, the collaborating partners offer the current users of P+R Maastricht Zuid the alternative of trying P+R Maastricht Noord for one month to see if it is a suitable replacement for P+R Maastricht Zuid.