Tuesday 29 May 2012
Maps and detailed bus stop information are among the new features in a major revamp, which has made the Queensland Government's busiest website even better.
Minister for Transport and Main Roads Scott Emerson said visitors to translink.com.au would notice a number of new features from today, including detailed route, stop and transfer information all mapped on the new journey planner.
"The new journey planner has some fantastic features making it easier for regular commuters, as well as visitors, to navigate South East Queensland's large public transport network," Mr Emerson said.
"Tourists and irregular travellers can sometimes find public transport daunting as it can be difficult to know which routes go where, or where certain stops are located.
"TransLink's new journey planner uses Google Maps, with easy-to-follow directions, clearly defined routes and multiple options for travel, including the nearest go card outlet.
"It can map out all of TransLink's bus, train and ferry routes, almost 15,000 bus stops and all of TransLink's 573 go card locations."
The TransLink website records more than 31 million hits a year, with more than half of those visiting to view the journey planner.
"Our customers have told us that they wanted it to be easier to find routes and other services that were close and relevant to them. The new journey planner delivers this," Mr Emerson said.
"The 'Stops and Stations' feature has also been improved to show the stops near your current location, which is an ideal tool for people using mobile phone or iPads to plan their journey while on the go.
"All customers are encouraged to log on and review the new journey planner and provide feedback and suggestions on ways we can improve services for customers. That will also help to iron out any teething problems."
To start using the new TransLink journey planner, visit the TransLink website at translink.com.au. Journey planning information is also available by phoning 13 12 30, anytime.