Park and ride services to reduce traffic congestion during Rhyl Air Show

Extra park and ride services will be in operation during this year’s Rhyl Air Show.

Services from Prestatyn and St Asaph will operate into Rhyl to reduce traffic congestion during the free event, which takes place in the skies above Rhyl on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of August.

Residents are being encouraged to walk to the event while visitors are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

Red Arrows

Denbighshire County Council is organising Rhyl Air Show with support from Rhyl Town Council.

More displays have joined the last remaining Bristol Blenheim in the world and the Red Arrows on the line-up including Russian and German military aircraft from the Second World War, a gyroplane display which can fly within a 100ft of the crowd, and the aerobatic display team Raven.

Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, leader of Denbighshire County Council, said: “This year’s Rhyl Air Show is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet with a great mix of displays and ground attractions.

“With thousands of visitors expected to the area we are encouraging locals to walk or cycle to the event to reduce traffic congestion.

“We have also set up park and ride services from Prestatyn and St Asaph and I would encourage those living outside Rhyl to make use of those services.”

Gyro air displays

Park and ride services will operate from Ffrith Beach, Prestayn and Ysgol Glan Clwyd, St Asaph at a cost of £5 to park all day with a shuttle bus operating at regular intervals.

Rhyl car parks at the Sky Tower, Morley Road, West Kinmel Street, the Pavilion Theatre and Quay Street will be in operation but the town’s underground car park is currently closed for a major refurbishment.

Rhyl Mayor Cllr Win Mullen-James said: “The air show is one of the highlights in Rhyl’s extensive events’ programme and a real crowd-pleaser.

“The town council is delighted to be supporting the event once again. Visitors always come from far and wide and, with such an exciting line-up, this year is expected to be no different.

“Many locals cycle or walk to the promenade to watch the aerial displays and we’d encourage them to do so again this year so we can keep traffic moving around the town.”

RedDevils

Also on the line up are the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight featuring a Spitfire, Hurricane and Dakota and the Red Devils Parachute Display Team while ground-based attractions include a replica Hurricane and Spitfire, a host of military vehicles, a Winston Churchill impersonator and stands from the Royal Air Force, the Royal British Legion, Ellesmere Port Speedway Museum and many more.

This year’s Rhyl Air Show is supporting the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal.

The Red Arrows will close Rhyl Air Show on Sunday, with the Bristol Blenheim closing proceedings on Saturday with full line-up details and information about park and ride services available at www.denbighshire.gov.uk/rhylairshow

Posted on Wednesday 8th August 2018