A SECOND park-and-ride facility in Mount Barker was officially opened last week by South Australian Transport and Infrastructure Minister Stephen Mullighan and Mount Baker Mayor Ann Ferguson.
The new park-and-ride facility on Dumas Street features almost 400 car spaces, a bus turn around, a passenger waiting area, toilet facilities, real-time passenger information systems, lighting, CCTV and a bike cage with Metrocard access.
"The expansion of this facility has accommodated the increase in the number of bus services between Adelaide and Mount Barker since it opened to the public," Mr Mullighan said.
"With Mount Barker such a growing and popular place to live, the Government saw the need to provide extra parking spaces for the many commuters travelling to and from the city each day."
The new Dumas Street park-and-ride, which is in addition to the existing 180-space park-and-ride facility at the Mount Barker Streamranger station, is part of a State Government initiative to increase the capacity of park-and-ride facilities.
Also this month, the government opened new park-and-ride facilities at Smithfield and Noarlunga stations. Last month, a new park-and-ride with 400 car spaces was announced for Parafield station and is due for completion in late 2015.
According to the government, there are currently 73 park-and-ride locations and preliminary scoping works are under way for additional facilities at seven other sites including Golden Grove, West Lakes, Tambelin, Bellevue Heights, Crafers, Wayville and Morphettville/Glenelg sites.