Opening of the INDIGO-operated Belcier P3 car park at Gare Saint Jean

850 parking spaces with direct access to the new Hall 3

The world leader in the parking and individual mobility sector, INDIGO opened the Belcier P3 car park at Bordeaux’s Saint Jean train station for passengers today. The superstructure parking garage offers direct access to the new Hall 3. Its construction, which lasted two years, forms part of works to transform the train station before the advent of the high-speed line next July. Equipped with modern facilities and services designed to facilitate the customer experience, the new car park, financed and operated by INDIGO, offers a total capacity of 850 spaces on seven levels, including an underground premium zone featuring an express drop-off area.

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A car park that is seamlessly integrated into the overall development project for Gare Saint Jean

Built in the heart of the Belcier / ZAC Euratlantique neighbourhood, the new car park puts the crowning touch on the new Hall 3, dedicated to passenger reception and shops. A new gateway to a modernized train station, the Gare Saint Jean Belcier P3 car park has been designed to offer modern, easily accessible parking suited to the higher traveller volumes generated by the commercial line TGV L’Océane.

The architectural concept chosen for the car park is the result of a complex technical challenge, which is characterized by a highly refined concrete structure. The particularly ethereal architecture meshes perfectly with its railway environment.

Open 24/7, the P3 car park is located right next to the new Hall 3, which is going into service simultaneously. It boasts a direct link to Gare Saint Jean via a connecting tunnel that leads to the platforms and the passenger building (Halls 1, 2 & 3). In addition, it features three lifts, with the one on Parvis Belcier accessible at all hours.

An array of services suited to all users

With six elevated levels connected by a central circular ramp allowing rapid access to the floors, the P3 parking garage has zones reserved for persons with reduced mobility, motorized two-wheelers and electric vehicles. As part of its national partnership with Sodetrel (an EDF subsidiary), INDIGO promotes electromobility and has therefore equipped the P3 car park with six state-of-the-art EV charging stations.

Level -1 is reserved for drop-offs (70 spaces offering 10 minutes’ free parking) as well as a premium zone with some 40 spaces available by reservation only. A dedicated website will be introduced as soon as the high-speed line goes into operation.

Resolutely modern, the Gare Saint Jean Belcier P3 car park offers all of the features of the 3.0 car parks designed and operated by INDIGO, including guidance to parking spaces, the ability to consult spaces available in real time using the Park Indigo app, or latest-generation toll pay machines accepting a wide range of payment means (bank card, NFC, Total GR card, Liber-T badge, etc.).

In addition, a payment service that uses the OPnGO app and is due for rollout in coming weeks will let users enter and exit the car park in ticketless, hands-free mode.

An adapted price range

The rates proposed in this new INDIGO car park have been tailored to fit the most frequent uses:

  • Ten minutes’ free parking in the drop-off zone;
  • €27/day for medium-stay parking;
  • A weekend flat rate of €37.80 from 5 p.m. on Friday to midnight on Sunday;
  • Long-stay flat rates: five days (€108) and seven days (€135).

Coming soon: a new P4 car park

A second parking garage, also financed and operated by INDIGO, is planned as an extension to P3. It will have a capacity of 750 additional spaces, and will come on stream in the first quarter of 2019.

INDIGO, which has been present in the Bordeaux urban area for many years, currently operates four car parks (two in the city centre plus the car parks of the Pellegrin Hospital Group and Bordeaux Airport (Mérignac), and will add the Jardins de l’Ars car park in the Euratlantique neighbourhood in April 2018.

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