Major boost in free parking for Gosford commuters

Gosford is the newest location and the State’s largest Park&Ride car park offering commuters exclusive access to more free car parking spaces.

Park&Ride provides up to 18 hours free parking each day for those who want to travel on public transport.

All you have to do is complete a public transport journey by tapping on and tapping off using an accepted Opal card, or a credit/debit card or Opal card linked to a Transport Connect account.

Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast, Adam Crouch, said it was an exciting day for the local community and the new Park&Ride would make a tangible difference their daily lives.

“The car park next to Gosford railway station will offer more than 1,040 car spaces available free for up to 18 hours to customers who tap on and off public transport,” he said.

Gosford commuter car park next to the railway station

“Research shows that in Gosford around 20 percent of people who use the commuter car park don’t catch public transport.

“This program is about ensuring commuter car parks were saved for their intended purpose – for commuters using the public transport network.

“This will free up more spaces and make it easy for people to drive their car, then jump on a connecting bus or train service to get to their destination.

“This is about boosting connectivity and making it even easier to get around,” Crouch said.

Minister for Regional Transport and Roads, Sam Farraway, said more car parks will make it easier for locals to catch public transport each day.

“This Government is serious about improving connectivity in regional NSW and having seen how successful these car parks have been for people in the city, we’re now rolling them out to the regions,” he said.

“This project builds on our vision to help make public transport a safer, stronger first-choice option for people living in the regions and securing a brighter future for NSW.

“We want to make our regional transport network as accessible and inclusive as possible for everyone.

“Gosford is the newest location to launch Transport Park&Ride and contributes to delivering more than 4,500 dedicated free car parking spaces for commuters right across the state,” Farraway said.

Source:

Media release, August 1

Parliamentary Secretary Central Coast, Adam Crouch

1 Comment on "Major boost in free parking for Gosford commuters"

  1. I had the flu for a week or so then parked last Friday not knowing the new system was in place.
    Had to present a card to get out as I was holding up traffic behind me. $20.00 later on my Visa card the boom gate opened.
    Not Happy.
    There should have been signs explaining the new system

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