The Palaszczuk Government has listened to local commuters with plans to build more car parks at Ormeau train station now underway.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said survey works started on site this week to aid detailed design.
“When the car park is full, some commuters need to park in an informal overflow parking area next door,” Mr Bailey said.
“These works will deliver 70 additional car parks to the existing 270 formal parking spaces, providing commuters with easier access to train services when they need to travel into the city or beyond.
“Detailed design works have commenced and should be completed in the coming months.
“Construction is expected to start early next year.
“Park ‘n’ rides are an important element of the transport network and, when delivered in the right locations, allow commuters to connect with high frequency public transport where walking, bike riding and other transport options are limited,” Mr Bailey said.
“This will add to the spaces already available and demonstrates the Palaszczuk Government is taking necessary steps to help ease congestion across a growing region.”
A full list of park ‘n’ ride sites across South East Queensland can be found at translink.com.au/travel-with-us/parking.