Park ‘n’ Ride plans revealed

Published 1:25pm 1 December 2021

Park ‘n’ Ride plans revealed
Words by Kylie Knight

The upgrade of the Park ‘n’ Ride at Mango Hill Station has reached another milestone with the release of the proposed designs today, which include an additional 280 car spaces and Kiss ‘n’ Ride improvements.

Federal Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts Paul Fletcher said the $10 million upgrade would help improve congestion by providing greater rail access to commuters.

"The Morrison Government is getting on with delivering infrastructure projects that improve congestion and safety for commuters across Australia, making it easier for them to move around our capital cities and ensuring they get home quickly and safely,” Mr Fletcher said.

Deputy Premier and Member of Murrumba Steven Miles said the upgrade would more than double the park ‘n’ ride capacity for Mango Hill locals.

“The new Mango Hill Station parking facility will add an extra 280 spaces to the existing 220 spaces,” Mr Miles said.

“The land currently used as an informal car park next to Mango Hill Station and a vacant land to the north will be transformed into a park ‘n’ ride.

“This will see the number of accessible parking bays near the station go up, with customer concerns around drop off also addressed in the upgrade.

“A new kiss ‘n’ ride and taxi zone will now be located at the existing bus stop. Pedestrian connectivity to and from the station will also be improved, as will the safety of customers through extra lighting and CCTV.”

See the designs

Part of bigger project

Queensland Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said upgrades like this had provided customers with more than 1250 additional spaces across the southeast.

"Upgrading the facility is part of our commitment to expanding park 'n' ride facilities across the South East Queensland public transport network,” Mr Bailey said.

“Over the past year, additional park ‘n’ ride spaces have opened at Carseldine, Darra, Ebbw Vale, Geebung, Lawnton, Ormeau, Salisbury, Varsity Lakes and Virginia train station.

“More than 3200 new park ‘n’ ride spaces will be delivered over the next four years as part of the $160 million park ‘n’ ride upgrade program, which adds to the over 32,600 spaces available to customers across the network.”

Federal Member for Petrie Luke Howarth said land currently used as an informal car park next to Mango Hill Station would be upgraded to a formal parking facility and the vacant land to the north would be transformed to provide additional spaces.

“Pedestrian connectivity to and from the station will also be improved, as will the safety of public transport customers with lighting and CCTV also featuring in the upgrade,” Mr Howarth said.

“The number of accessible parking bays near the Mango Hill Station will also be increased.”

More than 3200 new Park ‘n’ Ride spaces will be delivered over the next four years as part of the $160 million Park ‘n’ Ride upgrade program, which includes $60 million from the Australian Government.

Take a look and have your say

A design layout of the new park 'n' ride facility has been released to the community who can contact the project team for further information or feedback.

Detailed design is expected to be completed by early next year with construction to follow later in 2022, weather and construction scheduling permitting.

For more information, visit the website

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