Park 'n' rides extend south of Brisbane

More than $5 million invested in park ‘n’ ride facilities along Mt Lindesay Highway at Logan in Brisbane’s southern outskirts

By David Goeldner | June 24, 2010

More than $5 million has been invested so far this year in park ‘n’ ride facilities along the Mt Lindesay Highway at Logan in Brisbane’s southern outskirts.

A 200-car park ‘n’ ride at Park Ridge at a cost of $4 million will open in July, and a $1.4 million 250-car extension at nearby Greenbank will be finished in August.

Logan MP John Mickel says the Mt Lindesay Highway corridor between Browns Plains and Park Ridge South had been identified as a priority area for park 'n' ride facilities.

This stretch of highway extends to Beaudesert and the Queensland-NSW border and currently services population growth south to Jimboomba at the Logan River.

Mickel says the new Park Ridge park 'n' ride will make direct Brisbane city-bound bus services more accessible for residents from the surrounding areas.

"With the Park Ridge Plan recently being finalised it means that public transport options will be available as people move into the area," he says.

"It also moves public transport further south to Munruben to make public transport options closer for people who reside in Park Ridge South, Munruben and Jimboomba."

A Translink spokesperson says the Greenbank park ‘n’ ride extension links routes serviced by Park Ridge Transit with existing Brisbane-bound express bus services.

"TransLink is currently monitoring services in the area and will add new buses if demand warrants," the spokesperson says.

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