Ipswich upgrades welcome

Ipswich bus drivers gain from an upgrade of station facilities at the southern Queensland city’s largest shopping centre

Ipswich upgrades welcome
Ipswich upgrades welcome

June 12, 2012

The Ipswich region’s largest shopping centre – Riverlink – has just become a bus commuting hub with this week’s opening of a revamped bus station and improved driver facilities.

Local state MP Sean Choat says the upgraded station could now handle up to nine buses at once, up from six previously.

"The improvements to Riverlink bus station allow for improved timetable efficiency in the busy area and cater for future growth in bus patronage in the Ipswich region," Choat says.

Ipswich MP Ian Berry says the upgrade would provide customers and drivers with improved shelters and facilities.

"Riverlink is one of the busiest bus stations in the region and these upgrades provide customers with a more comfortable area to wait for their bus home or connecting buses," Berry says.

"Driver comfort has also been improved following the completion of work, as they now have access to permanent toilet and meal room facilities after the original driver facilities at the Ipswich Transit Centre were damaged beyond repair during the 2011 flood."

This upgrade comes just before the commencement of the Queensland Government's nine-and-free fare incentive for public transport on June 25.

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