A new multi-storey park ‘n’ ride has opened at the Springfield Central Station in Ipswich.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey has today officially opened the $44.5 million mega multi-storey park ‘n’ ride at Springfield Central Station is a great example of the Palaszczuk Government’s strong investment in public transport.
“This mega, free park ‘n’ ride has five parking levels and will bring customer parking spaces across the Springfield Central Station precinct to around 1100″.
“In comparison, this is nearly double the amount of previous carparking available at the Springfield Central Station and makes this park ‘n’ ride one of the largest in Queensland”.
“That’s more spaces for commuters to park and then take public transport taking more cars off the roads”.
“That helps everyone get to work and then home quicker so they can spend more time with their families”.
“And with Cross River Rail well underway and the 2032 Olympics only 10 years away, we are looking at a future with an expanded South East Queensland rail network and we need the parking infrastructure to match”.
“That’s why we have committed a record amount to delivering bigger and better public transport, which includes improving access for those who need it,” he said.
Park ‘n’ rides are provided free at 158 locations across the public transport network, with the majority located on the suburban rail network. The investment is aimed to help ease congestion as the south-east region continues to grow.
“The $160 million park ‘n’ ride upgrade program is delivering big benefits to commuters, with more than 3,200 new spaces delivered over four years,” he said.
“It’s projects like this that we can deliver as part of our record $27.5 billion road and transport plan, creating 24,000 jobs over four years.
“This new, multi-storey park ‘n’ ride has sustainable and innovative design features such as recycled aluminium in the building façade and the ability to accommodate another parking level in the future if required.
“In addition to elevator access and CCTV within the facility, 24 sheltered parking spaces for people with a disability have been created in the existing park ‘n’ ride closer to the station off Sir Llew Edwards Drive.
“More people on trains and buses, means reducing local road congestion which is a big win for all.”
– Around 1100 park ‘n’ ride spaces available
– Five parking levels (4 undercover)
– Lighting and CCTV installed for safety and security
– Accessible parking spaces near the station
– 1400 aluminium shaped battens
– 8100 cubic metres of concrete
– 102 tonnes of steel
– 23,600sqm floor area
Charis Mullen, Member for Jordan outlined the new park ‘n’ ride made using public transport easier than ever.
“Public transport is an important connector between communities here in Springfield with wider South East Queensland, so having easy and convenient access to it is crucial”.
“Previously, we had cars parked illegally around the station just to get access to our high-frequency train services for school or work, which will no longer be the case moving forward”.
“With this volume of spaces available, I hope to see even more people through our community take advantage of the convenience of public transport for their travel”.
“Access to the station has also been improved through a new signalised pedestrian crossing providing customers access across the Springfield Greenbank Arterial”.
“The new multi-level facility will bring the total number of spaces to around 1100 across the precinct, and will make a big difference in the everyday lives of commuters in Springfield and beyond,” Ms Mullen said.
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