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Old July 12th, 2006, 01:55 PM   #21
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In Barcelona, many stations have an Park&Ride system. Only in FGC (Catalan Railways) -depend of the station, some stations are free and in some are by payment- and in RENFE (Spanish Railways) -depend of the station are free or must pay for park the car, low fares-. In subway service, only have this system Glòries (line L1) and they are no free.

In Vallès Occidental couty, they have the follow stations:
-FGC--> La Floresta, Valldoreix, Sant Cugat, Sant Joan, Sant Quirze, Sabadell-Estació, Hospital General, Les Fonts. Martorell-Vila (T.M.Castellbisbal)
-RENFE C4: Barberà del Vallès, Sabadell-Sud, Sant Miquel de Gonteres, Viladecavalls, Vacarisses; Castellbisbal
-RENFE C7: Cerdanyola-Universitat, Sant Cugat del Vallès, Rubí, Castellbisbal.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 02:21 PM   #22
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Amsterdam has a few locations; the largest ones can be found at:

ArenA (the soccer stadium): the Transferium where you can park your car and get free metro tickets in return;
Sloterdijk, where a large P+R facility opened just recently.
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Old July 12th, 2006, 08:01 PM   #23
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Make that a limited number of lots with "free" parking... and with a small window of parking (not weekdays)
Really? I am only familar with the Lakeshore East line (mostly Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa) and they all have huge parking lots and 75% of it is free. I guess it depends greatly on the location.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 03:53 AM   #24
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Vancouver has almost no park and ride facilities. Other than the WCE system, (and one in Surrey), I don't think there are any. Worse, the skytrain system stops at a lot of malls with big empty lots, but your legally not allowed to use them for park and ride or you can get towed. I would use transit so much more if I could park and ride!
yup - there was one in coquitlam near the toys r us and a bus loop but they closed that down - years before skytrain even went in

there are perhaps unnofficial park n rides - i know around lougheed mall people park where ever they can (surely not all those people are shopping at the sears outlet - lol) and ride in on the skytrain and near the gilmore station is a little hiden type of parking lot next to the home depot and you can see it is full duringthe day - obviously people catching the skytrain

i was just in Portland Or and they had a really nice park n ride next to the MAX - Vancouver could really use some of those types of multilevel stations next to the skytrain for commuters

that area of nothing land next to braid station would be a great spot for a multi-level parking garage for people who choose to park n ride - its been sitting empty for years - but i think they want condos to go there - like anyone would want to live on that land - yuck
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Old July 13th, 2006, 05:09 AM   #25
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In Arnhem you would park your car and get on a (trolley) bus. Works perfectly well. It's free of charge as well.
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Old July 13th, 2006, 12:58 PM   #26
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Riga hasen't got one yet, but there are plans for such to be built
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Old July 16th, 2006, 05:56 AM   #27
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In the Australian Capital Territory there are Bus Park & Ride facilities at the 3 major suburban shopping centres - all connecting by Bus to each other and the Canberra CBD as well as peripheral routes.

In Brisbane some Bus services have Bike Racks for cyclists to be able to transport their bikes without inconveniencing other passengers. I also beleive the stops along the Brisbane SE Busway are park & ride.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 06:10 AM   #28
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Austin has a few, but not nearly as many as the colossal bus Park&Ride system in neighboring Houston.
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Old July 16th, 2006, 07:49 AM   #29
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I don't think there's one here in San Diego but i used to live in Seattle and there was a park and ride system
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Old July 16th, 2006, 11:39 AM   #30
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All cities in Germany with subway or S-Bahn systems have park & ride concepts. The stations are marked with a standardised logo:

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Old July 16th, 2006, 11:15 PM   #31
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I don't drive, but it'd be quite handy if I did. It's much easier than having to find a parking space near work, and I don't have to drive through all the congestion.
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Old July 18th, 2006, 07:53 AM   #32
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I was in The Bay Area and they had one especially with The Caltrain. They had carparks in every station but not as multi-leveled compared to The Metropark Station of The NJ Transit.

But bike-n-ride is also popular with Bay Area commuters
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Old July 18th, 2006, 07:58 AM   #33
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yeah, Houston has quite a few of them
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Old July 18th, 2006, 08:09 AM   #34
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One of my relative's friends lives in LA in San Dimas. They have sort of a PARK-N-RIDE concept but instead of taking the train, they park their car at this car park and take the express bus to Downtown LA.
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Old July 18th, 2006, 11:14 PM   #35
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Metro do Porto, in Oporto (Portugal) has free parking facilities on most of its surface stations. In the underground stations there are also parking facilities at most of them but they are paid (in the centre of the city).
We have also a big "Park Metro" with more than 800 parking places at the station "Estádio do Dragão".

Park&Ride is one of the main objectives of the introduction of the subway in Porto.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 01:26 AM   #36
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The Park and Ride concept in Hong Kong is pointless. With a few walk down the street you'll have an MTR station. Most Hongkees live in skyscrapers and underneath them gotta have a bus station if not a minibus station or not a taxi. Theres absolutely no need to drive a car in HK.
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Old July 19th, 2006, 01:30 AM   #37
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The Park and Ride concept in Hong Kong is pointless. With a few walk down the street you'll have an MTR station. Most Hongkees live in skyscrapers and underneath them gotta have a bus station if not a minibus station or not a taxi. Theres absolutely no need to drive a car in HK.
Exactly, which is why park and ride has never taken off in HK. For those living in the outlying suburbs, there are even cheap connecting bus services between major housing estates and the rail station.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 03:00 AM   #38
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I know the LIRR (Long Island Railroad) in New York has a Park and Ride system.
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Old July 27th, 2006, 09:38 AM   #39
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Toronto has both the "Kiss n Ride" drop offs and the "Park and Ride" lots, usually located at the former (and current) terminal stations along the subway system.

The commuter rail system (GO Transit) has large parking lots

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