New bus interchange

Springfield, Ipswich, will become a major bus interchange with the commencement of a new rail line

December 2, 2013

Springfield Central, Ipswich, has become a major bus interchange with the opening of the Springfield rail line today.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson says the new station has new bus connections for the local community, with Springfield Central becoming a major bus interchange for the area.

"Springfield station is situated a short walk from the route 522 bus stop on Woodcrest Way and the new interchange will be serviced by routes 522, 526 and 534," he says.

"Work on the 5.5km road component of the project is still underway and includes the duplication of the Centenary Highway between the Logan Motorway Interchange and Springfield Parkway."

He says the official opening of the rail line is a momentous occasion for the community.

"Springfield residents now have a fast and integrated rail connection to the south east Queensland network, and it will go a long way toward relieving traffic congestion on major arterial roads," he says.

Services will run every six to 12 minutes in the morning peak and every 12 minutes in afternoon peak.

The project also includes additional car parking.

"We have found the savings to deliver an additional 400 spaces at Springfield Central, in partnership with the Ipswich council," says Emerson.

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