Bus routes change

Routes have been axed in a shake-up of the Brisbane bus network as further changes in South East Queensland near

Bus routes change
Bus routes change

By Amie Hickland | October 15, 2013

Four bus routes have been axed in a shake-up of the Brisbane bus network which came into effect this week, as changes to the Logan bus system near.

Network changes impacting 68 routes were put into place on October 14, and as a result four routes will no longer operate, six routes will be amalgamated into three routes, and seven routes will have a timetable and route change.

Another 35 routes have had timetable changes, and 16 routes have been changed - although no area will be without a public transport service.

The changes have come after Brisbane City Council’s suggested changes were open for feedback as part of the South East Queensland Bus Network Review.

Public and Active Transport Chair Peter Matic says the bus review is about creating a more efficient bus network.

"These changes are about simplifying the network, improving connectivity between services, having less overcrowding on buses and eliminating service duplications," he says.

"While almost 70 per cent of commuters will remain unaffected by the changes, I realise they will affect some people – however when we undertook the review, we looked at what would benefit the greater majority of commuters."

Meanwhile, Logan and southern region residents are being invited to learn more about their new bus network ahead of planned service changes next year.

A number of information sessions are being held this month in and around Logan.

TransLink Deputy Director-General Matt Longland says the sessions will provide people with vital information about their bus services.

"As part of the South East Queensland Bus Network Review, we have made improvements to your bus network that will deliver a better overall network for customers," he says.

"These improvements might mean that the bus route you usually catch is changing, so I’m encouraging all customers to become familiar with the upcoming changes and be prepared when they come into effect."

The new Logan and southern region bus network is expected to come into effect in early to mid-2014.

Full details of all changes are available at translink.com.au

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