Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, Shane Rattenbury, today announced the start of construction on a new Park and Ride facility in Gungahlin, to improve transport options to north Canberra residents, including parking nearby future light rail facilities.
“The project will include about 200 parking spaces conveniently located near bus stops on Valley Avenue and Hibberson Street. The Red Rapid bus routes currently service the area every 10 minutes during the peak period and every 15 minutes during the off-peak. This will be improved to every 5 minutes during the peak period with the introduction of Network 14 in mid 2014,” Mr Rattenbury said.
“The facility combines vehicle use with bus travel to give patrons a quick and hassle free trip to Canberra’s busy town centres while saving them money and the stress of finding a car park in town.
“Importantly, this new facility will be located just a short walk from the future light rail network.
“Providing Canberra with better public transport options is key to making the city more sustainable and reducing congestion on the road network.
“I’d encourage residents of Gungahlin to make use the facility when it is completed by parking their car for free and catching a bus for the rest of their journey. It can be a great way to save on the hassles of congestion and parking.
“The work is being undertaken by Littlewoods civil at a cost of $200,000. The project is expected to be completed by the end of June 2014.”
For more information or to apply for a Park and Ride permit, visit www.transport.act.gov.au