Geebung Train Station on Track to Increase Park and Ride Spaces

Geebung park and ride
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Park ‘n’ ride spaces at Geebung train station will soon see a much needed expansion, thanks to a commitment by the State Government to add over 2,300 park and ride spaces across Southeast Queensland.

The Geebung park and ride facility will get funds amounting to $3.1 million to increase the number of parking slots from 36 to 106. Detailed planning started in mid-2018, and currently, the expansion project is in the consultation stage.

The park and ride expansion is part of the $114-million election promise of the Palaszczuk government.

“This investment will make it even easier for customers to access public transport which will in turn reduce road congestion,” Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said.

“The commitment will add about 2,300 new car parks to the more than 30,000 spaces already available for commuters across South East Queensland.

“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.”

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Other train stations that will get a piece of the funding include Virginia train station, which will see an increase from 20 to 70 spaces. The Eight Mile Plains bus station will see park and ride spaces increasing from 858 to 1.058.

The biggest expansion will happen at Springfield Central train station, which will increase park ‘n’ ride spaces from 492 to 1,142.

Queensland’s peak motoring body approved of the expansion plans as this would relieve choking of local streets.

For more information on public transport, go to the Translink website at translink.com.au.