New Park ‘n’ Ride for SA

New Park ‘n’ Ride facilities in South Australia have been opened to meet user demand

Two new Park ‘n’ Ride car park facilities have been officially opened in South Australia to meet demand for parking at the public transport interchanges.

The Park ‘n’ Ride at Seaman Road, Noarlunga has been expanded from 100 to 245 spaces to meet growing demand for parking at the Noarlunga interchange.

The interchange features CCTV facilities, high-quality lighting and disability standard compliance for public transport.

A second Park ‘n’ Ride located next to Smithfield Station at the end of Station Street, Munno Para provides parking for around 190 cars, including disabled spaces, to meet user demand.

South Australia Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan is pleased to see the delivery of these commitments which will be valuable additions to local transport infrastructure in both of these growing areas.

 "Park ‘n’ Ride facilities are a great way to encourage more people to jump on the transport network to get around, saving themselves money, reducing congestion on our roads and reducing pollution and vehicle emissions," he says.

"Commuters love the convenience as well – instead of negotiating road traffic, passengers can read a book or catch up with the news on their mobile devices, and let our bus, train and tram drivers get them to where they need to be."

The new facilities at Noarlunga and Smithfield follow last month’s announcement to build a new Park ‘n’ Ride at Parafield Airport for at least 400 cars, due for completion in late 2015.

The new facilities are part of the State Government’s work to increase Park ’n’ Ride spaces for commuters.

There are now more than 11,000 spaces, compared to 6,100 in 2002. 

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