Multi-Storey Mega Park ‘n’ Ride Now Serving Springfield Central Commuters

Commuters at the Springfield Central Station may now enjoy more convenience following the opening of the multi-storey mega Park ‘n’ Ride that can accommodate at least 1,100 customers.

The $44.5 million investment has more than doubled the previous car parking available at the station, which boasts five levels. This means more commuters may now park and then take public transportation to get to their appointments. 

The said investment is also expected to ease traffic congestion as Springfield continues to grow as commuters will be on more trains and buses whilst their car is safely parked at the facility. 

“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,” Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said. 

“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.” 

Member for Jordan Charis Mullen also welcomed the opening of the Springfield Central Station Park ‘n’ Ride as it will remove illegal parking around the station. 

“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,” Ms Mullen said.

“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.”

Springfield Central to Get Biggest Park ‘n’ Ride Expansion

The Queensland Government is spending $114 million to expand several park and ride spaces across South East Queensland, and Springfield Central Park ‘n’ Ride will get the biggest chunk of the budget.

Springfield Central Station will receive $44.5 million of the state budget to increase its park and ride spaces from 492 to 1,142. The project is out to tender to architects, and plans are set to come in by Christmas 2018.

Springfield Central Park ‘n’ Ride
Photo credit: TravellerQLD/Wikimedia Commons

Construction at Springfield Central Station is expected to start in early 2019.

Relieving Road Congestion

The state government’s plan is to add more than 2,300 new park and ride spaces in SE Queensland over the next five years. Currently, there are 30,000 park and ride spaces for commuters in SE Queensland.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said that this should reduce road congestion as it becomes easier for commuters to access public transport.

“Park ‘n’ ride facilities are an important element of the transport network and, when delivered in the right locations, allow customers to connect with high frequency public transport where walking, cycling and connecting public transport options are limited,” Mr Bailey said.

See the complete list of park ‘n’ ride sites in South East Queensland at the website.