Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard officially opened a new improved Park and Ride facility in Ballymoney, Co Antrim.
Work to extend the Ballymoney Park and Ride facility was completed earlier in the Summer and now has an additional 46 parking spaces available bringing the total to 104 spaces including six disabled bays.
Last year there were 430,000 passenger movements through Ballymoney Station and this enhanced Park and Ride will be of great benefit to the local North Antrim community.
Sam Todd, Translink Service Delivery Manager said: More and more people enjoy the convenience of Park and Ride and this extension is already proving popular with local passengers.
Integration of park and ride facilities with bus transit route and commuter (frequent traveler) behavior analysis along route of transit system was assessed.
It was found that only 11% of the commuters used Cars and motorcycles to reach metro bus and 48 % did not use park and ride due to non-familiarity and non-availability of the parking facilities.
Keywords: Metro Bus, Commuters, Park and Ride, Mass Transit, Public Transport
Park and ride facilities are important factors of all high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) programs.
PLANS for a pounds 4.5m park and ride
facility to relieve traffic pressure in Southport have been given t he go-ahead by the government.
Transport Minister Danny Kennedy has given the go ahead for an additional 234 Park and Ride spaces at Dufferin Avenue in Bangor.
The Minister said: I am aware there is a significant, and growing, demand for Park and Ride facilities in Bangor and that the current Park and Ride site on Abbey Street is operating at capacity.
Park and Ride sites continue to grow in popularity throughout Northern Ireland and are now extensively used across the road and public transport network.