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Squeeze goes on station carparks

News release
29 May 2006

Squeeze goes on station carparks

Train commuters should consider catching a bus to the station as Park ‘n Ride carparks are full, Greater Wellington Regional Council says.

Greater Wellington has doubled the number of parking spaces since 2001 to over 4000 parks at its 58 commuter carparks across the region.

“However, demand still exceeds supply and in some areas we do not have any more space available,” says GW transport infrastructure co-ordinator Kevin Grace.

More people are now trying to use the car parks as train use increases. Illegal parking, often resulting in other cars being boxed in, is much more common than before.

“At Porirua carpark, for example, commuters are now parking all over the grass area by the carpark entrance and all the way down the southern end on transit land, turning an official 300 space carpark into an unofficial 700 plus space carpark,” Mr Grace says.

“At Melling, buses need to be able to manoeuvre within the commuter carpark. But the current pressure means people sometimes park outside of marked spaces and prevent the bus getting through or risk their car being hit by a bus."

Greater Wellington Passenger Transport Committee chairman Glen Evans says to avoid parking hassles (or your car being towed if illegally parked), consider taking a bus from your home to the station.

“The timetables are designed to connect with trains and we are reviewing timetables on some Hutt Valley services to see if they can be made more reliable and convenient.”

Commuters can buy a Hutt Plus monthly pass for combined bus and train travel in the Hutt Valley. Similar passes will be introduced in the Wairarapa later this year.

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