Published Friday, 12 October 2012
Efforts are being made to encourage the public to leave their cars behind. (© UTV)
Northern Ireland now has 30 park and ride facilities in place, including one at Jordanstown which opened just two weeks ago.
On Friday morning, while UTV were at the site, there were only 10 cars and 56 empty spaces.
"It wouldn't be unusual for a week or two to pass before people start changing their behaviour and start using the car-parking," Translink's Ciaran Rogan explained.
"But across the board ... if you look at Moira, if you look at Lisburn and you look at anywhere where we have put additional car-park space in - at a railway station in particular - they will get filled and get filled very quickly."
The park and ride schemes are part of a major initiative to ease traffic congestion, especially at peak times and the public are being urged to ditch their cars when possible and opt for trains or buses.
But it seems more work remains to be done if people are to be coaxed out of the comfort of their cars and onto public transport - even if it does mean avoiding the tailbacks.
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