Buses for Legacy Way

Major bus services in Brisbane will now be redirected through new Legacy Way tunnel

Buses for Legacy Way
Legacy Way while it was under construction

Peak bus routes in Brisbane will be redirected through Legacy Way as part of a new initiative to improve commuter convenience in the city.

A range of new and improved bus services are about to be introduced to boost commuter convenience, with the first of four initiatives to start next Monday when morning peak bus routes are redirected through Legacy Way.

Lord Mayor Graham Quirk says five morning peak bus services will be redirected through the tunnel, to provide a faster, more reliable service for people travelling to the CBD from the western suburbs.

"Commuters already enjoy travelling on Australia’s most modern bus fleet, but now they are experiencing significantly quicker travel journeys," he says.

This follows overwhelmingly positive feedback of Council’s trial of Route P443 Moggill to the City via Legacy Way during morning peak times, which found the average journey time was cut by a minimum of five minutes.

"The trial proved hugely popular, with a 40 per cent increase in patronage on inbound P443 services, equating to an extra 525 passengers every week," says Quirk.

"The redirection of these services also means that for the first time, commuters from the western suburbs will have direct access to these key locations in the inner-city."

The announcement follows Transurban’s release of Legacy Way patronage for the December quarter, showing an increase of 3.9 per cent trips with an average of 20,000 vehicles using the tunnel each day.

Quirk says council will continue to deliver a range of options to help increase convenience and reliability for commuters, as part of its commitment to boost the city’s travel network.

"Council is expanding bus services across three other locations this year, with additional trips and new bus services introduced to boost commuter convenience across the city," he says.

 "Council will also trial a new morning peak bus route in the south east, which will integrate with ferry services, travelling between Cannon Hill Bus Interchange and Hawthorne ferry terminal with a connection to Morningside Rail Station.

"This will be delivered in partnership with Translink, designed to provide a faster journey to the CBD during morning peak hours for residents of the Bulimba peninsula and Murarrie."

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