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April 17, 2017

Free parking at SEPTA's new garage in Montgomery County

Transportation SEPTA
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The Lansdale Parking Garage in Montgomery County.

SEPTA riders who commute into Philadelphia from the suburbs have hundreds of new places to park their vehicles this week.

On Monday, the transit agency officially opened a new parking garage in Lansdale, Montgomery County, by offering customers free access to the lot until June 18. The structure, located near the Lansdale Station at 101 W. Main St., will serve Regional Rail riders on the Lansdale/Doylestown Line.

Part of SEPTA's "Rebuilding the System" initiative, construction started two years ago on the multi-level garage that offers 680 covered parking spaces. A ground-level lot will also feature 118 spaces to increase capacity by 305 spaces from the previous facilities.

SEPTA officials have installed a tire inflation station to improve fuel consumption. The service is available to customers free of charge.

Still to come at the facility – a pedestrian overpass that will connect riders to other transportation options.

Fees for using the lot have not yet been determined as SEPTA and the Lansdale Parking Authority are finalizing plans.

SEPTA will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the garage on Friday, April 21, at 10:30 a.m.