City Glider turns one

City Glider, Brisbane’s West End-Teneriffe bus link, marked its birthday this week after carrying more than 1.5 million passengers in its first year

City Glider turns one
City Glider turns one

April 15, 2011

Brisbane’s Go Card-only City Glider bus service celebrated a milestone this week after carrying in excess of 1.5 million passengers between West End and Teneriffe in its first year.

Queensland Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk says the City Glider had carried an average of more than 31,000 passengers each week.

"This 24-hour service has been popular among inner city residents helping them get home after a night out in West End, the Valley or the City," Palaszczuk says.

"City Glider is Brisbane's 12th high-frequency bus route and it also links commuters with river and train services.

"The Bligh Government will be rolling out more of these high-frequency services as part of our commitment to add an extra 305,000 weekly seats across the TransLink network this year."

Palaszczuk says City Glider was brought into operation to help tackle Brisbane's inner city traffic congestion by taking more cars off the roads.

"We're committed to delivering more frequent and reliable public transport to make travel easier in Brisbane's suburbs," she says.

"With Go Card use at record levels, customers can also expect faster and more reliable bus trips due to less boarding time."

Palaszczuk says City Glider was introduced last April to provide high frequency buses every five minutes in peak and every 10 to 15 minutes in the off-peak.

City Glider runs from the West End ferry terminal via Montague Road, Mollison Road and Melbourne Street, crossing the Brisbane River over the Victoria Bridge and travelling through the CBD and Fortitude Valley along Wickham and Ann streets to the Teneriffe ferry terminal.

City Glider is a $5 million a year service jointly funded by the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council.

TransLink carried a record 181.8 million passengers last year with 77 million passengers on Brisbane buses.

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