Good news for local commuters, with the announcement a further 70 car parks will be added to the Varsity Lakes train station by next month.
Minister for Transport and Main Roads Mark Bailey said the temporary Commonwealth Games parking spaces at the station will be given a $250,000 facelift to expand the current available parking capacity.
Mr Bailey said it was all thanks to the success of the Varsity Lakes park’n’ride during the Commonwealth Games, which reinforced the benefits the additional parks would have for customers.
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“We’re advised that the sealed component of the temporary GC2018 park‘n’ride will be ready for customers within a month, which is great news for Gold Coast commuters,” Mr Bailey said.
“Transport and Main Roads officers have assessed the site following the Games ahead of site reparation works.
“The site was assessed as requiring temporary lighting and CCTV, as well as remedial works including repairs to the car park surface, line marking and fencing.”
It’s understood the additional spaces are a temporary arrangement that will be in place while longer term planning for the site occurs.
Mr Bailey said the vacant land around Varsity Lakes station is earmarked for future use as a Transit Oriented Development, and additional commuter car parking for the train station.
There are currently 305 car spaces at Varsity Lakes train station.