Buses replace City Cats

Extra high frequency Brisbane bus services operate from today, replacing the city’s ferry services suspended after January’s devastating floods

Buses replace City Cats
Buses replace City Cats

January 31, 2011

Extra buses and two new routes have been added to the public transport network to service Brisbane River ferry terminals, destroyed during the recent Queensland floods.

Queensland Transport Minister Rachel Nolan says an extra 269 bus services a week would help cater for almost 18,000 commuters who have been unable to use river services since the floods.

"We added extra buses immediately when the City Cats were suspended, to routes 232 Cannon Hill-Brisbane CBD and 305 Hamilton-Brisbane CBD to provide 30 minute frequencies between 7am and 7pm," Nolan says.

"Now we have created two new interim routes to cater for even more people who normally catch ferries from Kangaroo Point or from other river terminals."

Nolan says the extra bus services meant access for Brisbane CBD workers in peak times that stop at or very near to all the City Cat terminals at least every half-hour.

"The government will continue to work with Brisbane City Council to do everything it can to provide buses for people until the City Cats can return to the river."

Nolan says the two new interim routes were high frequency, peak only 233 Apollo Road-Brisbane CBD and the 234 Kangaroo Point-Brisbane CBD services which would run from Monday 31 January until the City Cats returned.

Member for Bulimba Di Farmer says she was delighted the Transport Minister had responded to her request for the interim routes.

"Local residents affected by the floods have been very understanding of the work being undertaken to get services back on track," Farmer says.

"The announcement of these new routes and services at such regular intervals is great news for commuters affected by the stoppage of the City Cats."

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