Queensland Minister for Transport Scott Emerson
Queensland Minister for Main Roads Scott Emerson
Northern Busway Package Ready To Roll
Victor P Taffa
More than 2,000 additional weekly bus trips will be added across northern Brisbane, with peak-hour buses operating every two to three minutes between Chermside and Brisbane CBD from Monday, June 18.
Transport and Main Roads Minister Scott Emerson said the $10 Million package to be delivered by the Brisbane City Council, in conjunction with TransLink, would include two additional high frequency routes and several new routes.
“The LNP will be a passenger-focussed government with a clear plan to rebuild confidence in our public transport and reversing the decline in passenger numbers by improving affordability, reliability and frequency of services.” Mr. Emerson said.
“These changes will deliver improved frequency for commuters on Brisbane’s northside and public transport to some areas for the first time.”
“Upgrades to routes 330 and 340 means the combined frequency of routes 330, 331, 332, 333, 340 and 341 will deliver a bus every two to three minutes during peak periods and every five minutes off-peak, for passengers between Chermside and Brisbane city.”
“Route 330 from Bracken Ridge and route 340 from Carseldine are both being upgraded to high frequency services, delivering a bus at least every 15 minutes off peak.” Mr. Emerson said.
“A new route 329 bus will service Lacey Road, Bracken Ridge for the first time, taking passengers to Carseldine train station for connections into the city.”
“Another boon for passengers is the extension of route 335 (Taigum to the city), with buses now running to Sandgate and providing a direct service between Sandgate and Chermside.”
“The Lacey Road service and the Sandgate-to-Chermside connection were the two most frequently requested additions to northern buses during feedback to TransLink.” Mr. Emerson said.
An additional highlight of the northern busway package is route 369, the new high frequency cross-town service from Mitchelton to DFO Airport via Brookside, Stafford Road, Kedron Brook, Toombul and East-West Arterial.
“This is a seven-day service, running every 15 minutes, replacing the less frequent routes that currently operate across the Northern suburbs.”
“This package will benefit from the opening of the $444 Million Northern Busway with buses passing through the new Kedron Brook and Lutwyche bus stations every three minutes during peak, and every seven to eight minutes off-peak.” Mr. Emerson said.
It will be follow by the LNP Government’s drive to tackle Labor’s declining affordability under Labor with free travel after nine journeys to be introduced by on June 25.