State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, has welcomed the success of the Park and Ride service that was in use for the Newcastle Supercars event, and calls on the Government to permanently expand the service after it proved both popular and successful on the weekend.
The Park and Ride facility catered for thousands of racegoers on the weekend and locals showed their willingness to use such a service.
Ms Hornery is calling on the Government to capitalise on the success of the facility and expand the service to the John Hunter and Mater Hospitals and the University campus at Callaghan.
Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery
“For anyone who attended the incredible Supercars event on the weekend, the Park and Ride facility at McDonald Jones Stadium was the perfect way to get there.”
“I travelled into the event on Saturday with thousands of other people and things ran extremely smoothly.”
“Everyone I spoke with commented on how well it ran and said we should be using it permanently.”
“Traffic moving into the city was minimal and there was very little wait for the buses, even at its peak after the finish of the event on Saturday night.”
“On the back of this success and while it is still fresh in people’s minds, we should be looking to expand the service to the John Hunter and Mater Hospitals and the University at Callaghan.”
“I will be writing again to the Government to ask that they work collaboratively with Council to increase the options for Park and Ride.”