Bus-a-lanche to hit SEQ


It will be a case of ‘mad Monday’ when TransLink rolls out southern Queensland’s biggest timetable revamp for more than a decade next week

Bus-a-lanche to hit SEQ
Bus-a-lanche to hit SEQ

June 3, 2011

The biggest overhaul to southern Queensland’s rail and bus timetables in more than 15 years starts on Monday June 6 on the Ipswich and Caboolture rail lines.

Queensland’s Transport Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk says the timetable revamp will add more than 150,000 seats to the network and provide commuters with more frequent services.

"With patronage on Queensland Rail services growing by about five per cent in the six months to December 30, the time is right to undertake a major re-cast of the timetables on two of our busiest train lines," Palaszczuk says.

Bus timetables will also change adding more than 50,000 seats per week and providing better connections between buses and trains across the network.

Bus service upgrades include two additional high frequency routes, providing turn-up-and-go services for those living along route 196, New Farm to Fairfield via Brisbane CBD, and route 120 Upper Mt Gravatt to CBD.

Bus services will be upgraded on the rail corridor between Indooroopilly and UQ with 9000 weekly seats on routes 427, 428 and 432.

Palaszczuk says this recognises Indooroopilly train station as an important hub in the network, forming part of the new simplified express train stopping pattern.

Additional bus services will be added to meet trains at Bray Park station, Richlands station, plus additional services through Inala and Tennyson.

Palaszczuk says more than 150 TransLink and Queensland Rail staff have been out and about this week at major train stations, bus interchanges, numerous shopping centres and university campuses to distribute information about the changes.

"This will continue next week," she says.

"All new train and bus timetables are available on the TransLink website and I urge customers to become acquainted with the changes."

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