Opal Park&Ride Arrives at Manly Vale

Commuters on Sydney’s Northern Beaches will benefit from the start of Opal Park&Ride at the Manly Vale commuter car park from Tuesday 18 June, which will protect parking spaces for genuine public transport customers.

The Manly Vale Park&Ride features 144 car parks and allows Opal customers who tap on and off public transport up to 18 hours of free parking each day.

Mr Griffin says it’s one of six commuter car parks delivering about 900 spaces across the Northern Beaches.

“After opening the carpark last year, we are now activating the Park&Ride function which will allow public transport customers 18 hours of free parking,” Mr Griffin said.

 “Manly Vale Park&Ride links to important public transport services like the B-Line buses, giving customers an easier way to commute to work or get around the Northern Beaches.

“This is the tenth Park&Ride facility we have delivered since trials began last year.”

Opal Park&Ride has already been rolled out to Ashfield, Brookvale, Dee Why, Gordon, Kogarah, Mona Vale, Narrabeen, Seven Hills and Warriewood.

“Research shows up to half of people who use commuter car parks at some train stations or bus stops around Sydney don’t catch public transport. Opal Park&Ride is about ensuring car parks are saved for their intended purpose – for those using the transport network.”

 Those who don’t qualify for free parking will be charged $30 on weekdays and $10 on weekends.