It’s been announced that Varsity Lakes station will get an 185 new commuter car parks, and make 165 temporary spaces permanent.
Overall capacity at the station will jump to more than 650 spaces, with commuters benefiting from 350 permanent spaces in total.
The temporary spaces were initially installed last year to accommodate for travelling visitors and staff for the Commonwealth Games.
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Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey says the Park ‘n’ Ride facilities are crucial to the transport network.
“Under the Palaszczuk Government, more and more Queenslanders are backing public transport – in fact, we’ve already seen an additional 5.77 million trips on public transport so far this financial year, when compared with same period last financial year.
“That’s why we’re investing more than $114 million for park ‘n’ ride upgrades across the south east.
“This is a significant investment in Gold Coast public transport that further demonstrates we are taking necessary steps to help ease congestion as the region continues to grow,” Mr Bailey said.
Member for Gaven Meaghan Scanlon is glad the parks will be made permanent for commuters.
“This park ‘n’ ride investment will make it even easier for locals to access public transport, and help reduce commuter parking pressures experienced at Varsity Lakes station,” Ms Scanlon said.
Detailed designs for the Varsity Lakes Park ‘n’ Ride upgrade will commence in coming months.
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