The locations for more than 2300 new park and ride spaces in south-east Queensland have been confirmed, with Springfield set to be the biggest beneficiary of the state government spend. Those spaces are in addition to a park and ride station near the new State Netball Centre at Mt Gravatt, which will have 680 park and ride spaces when it opens this month. The biggest expansion of an existing park and ride station is at Springfield Central, where $44.5 million will be spent expanding the 492 existing car spaces to 1142. The Springfield project has gone out to tender to architects and plans, likely to include a multi-storey car park, were due back before Christmas. Work is likely to start early in 2019. The new park and rides spots and the number of spaces for commuters are: State Transport Minister Mark Bailey said several other existing park and ride centres would also expand. “A new multi-storey park 'n' ride is being constructed at Mains Road next to the new State Netball Centre,” Mr Bailey said. “When that facility opens later this month, there will be over 680 park 'n' ride spaces available for commuters. “At Murarrie train station, the first stage of park 'n' ride expansion delivered almost 50 new car parks earlier this year. “The second stage is set to begin construction, with around 130 new car parks to be ready by mid-2019.” New park and ride places were a 2017 election promise by the Palaszczuk government. There were already 30,000 park and ride stations at 139 locations around TransLink’s south-east Queensland network of buses and ferries. A TransLink spokesman said it was no longer government policy to restrict parks to outside a certain radius from Brisbane’s CBD. TransLink was investigating several other sites for potential park and ride locations with the department of Transport and Main Roads. “It is not always possible to acquire suitable land to expand existing park ‘n’ ride facilities,” a TransLink spokesman said. “In considering locations, TMR assesses the likely impact that a park ‘n’ ride development would have on the local transport network, economic development and future land use outcomes.” Mr Bailey said some locations were simply not suitable for new car parks. "It is not financially viable, sustainable or even physically possible, at some public transport stations, to build new car parks or provide a car park for every single commuter," he said.