Infrastructure projects

 

By improving our network through station upgrades, park 'n' ride projects and expanding the busway, tram and train networks we are making it easier for people to use public transport.

Busways

TransLink's busways will continue to play a key part in the future of public transport in South East Queensland. They provide fast, frequent and reliable public transport and ease congestion on the roads by separating buses from general road traffic.

View a list of TransLink's busway stations.

Station projects

Station Upgrade Program

TransLink is working to make the stations across our network more comfortable and easier for passengers to use with our Station Upgrade Program (TSUP). As we upgrade stations we will:

  • provide high quality stations and stops that meet passenger demand and capacity requirements for future growth in services
  • provide improved passenger facilities to make public transport easy to access and use
  • upgrade public transport facilities to create a consistent look-and-feel throughout the network
  • support high frequency and/or priority public transport to allow services to connect and provide passengers with a faster, more efficient and reliable journey.

Other bus and rail projects

Recently completed projects

Warrigal Road Green Link

The Warrigal Road Green Link was opened in July 2015 and is a bus-only link between Warrigal Road and Logan Road, Eight Miles Plains. It allows buses to bypass the Miles Platting Road, Padstow Road and Logan Road (MPPL) intersection to improve travel times and the reliability of bus services, and help reduce traffic congestion for other motorists and road users.

Nambour park'n'ride

The Nambour park 'n' ride was completed in early 2015 and provides an additional 50 park 'n' ride spaces at Nambour station bringing the total number of car spaces to 140. The new facility includes high quality lighting for user safety. It provides a safe, central, and convenient facility for commuters to park their car and transfer to a train - while minimising parking demand on local streets and facilities.

Browns Plains station upgrade

Browns Plains bus station upgrade was completed in November 2014 and is located on Browns Plains Road at Grand Plaza Shopping Centre. The improvements include more passenger waiting space, full sheltered platforms with comfortable seating, security cameras and lighting, better pedestrian and cyclist access, improved accessibility for all customers, a designated kiss ‘n’ ride (car passenger drop–off and pick-up area) and bicycle storage facilities.

Gold Coast Light Rail (G:link)

The Gold Coast light rail project is one of the biggest transport infrastructure projects undertaken on the Gold Coast. The first stage of the light rail network (known as G:link or the G:) began operating in July 2014. The G: provides fast, frequent trams running 7 days a week, connecting 16 light rail stations along a 13 kilometre route from Broadbeach to Gold Coast University Hospital. The G: also includes high-quality bus interchanges at Southport and Broadbeach with bus connections to other areas of the Gold Coast.

South East Busway extension (Eight Mile Plains to School Road, Rochedale)

The first stage of the extension of the South East Busway from Eight Mile Plains to School Road, Rochedale was completed in March 2014. The extension provides faster and more reliable public transport options for people living in the Logan and Rochedale areas. Further extensions, upgrades and improvements to the South East Busway will be made as future funding becomes available.

www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Projects/Name/S/South-East-Busway-extension.aspx