Infrastructure improvements including station upgrades, park 'n' ride projects and the growth in the busway network assist in encouraging more people to use public transport.
TransLink's busway network plays an important role in the future of public transport in South East Queensland.
View a list of TransLink's busway stations.
Other bus and rail projects
- BaT (Bus and Train) project
- CoastConnect: Caloundra to Maroochydore Quality Bus Corridor Project
- Darra to Springfield Transport Corridor - Stage 2 (SEQIPRAIL program)
- Gold Coast Rapid Transit
- Moreton Bay Rail Link
The SEQIPRAIL program is part of the Queensland Government's $124 billion South East Queensland Infrastructure Plan 2009-2026.
TransLink's Station Upgrade Program
TransLink's Station Upgrade Program (TSUP) is a key delivery mechanism for infrastructure improvements across TransLink's public transport network. The TSUP is intended to:
- provide high quality stations and stops that meet passenger demand and capacity requirements for future growth in services
- provide attractive and comfortable passenger facilities and 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.
Recently completed projects
Maroochydore bus station
Maroochydore bus station, located on Horton Parade became operational on Monday 25 November, 2013. The bus station includes six bus bays, high-quality waiting facilities, 24-hour security cameras and lighting, and secure bicycle storage. The urban design, funded by Sunshine Coast Council also includes high-quality streetscaping, landscaping, public artwork and end-of-trip facilities with showers and toilets. The station has improved the efficiency of bus services operating on the coast as well as helping to reduce traffic congestion around the Sunshine Plaza precinct.
The Gap park ‘n’ ride
The Gap park 'n' ride was completed in December 2013 and is located on Waterworks Road near the Enoggera Reservoir in The Gap. The park 'n' ride features parking for 85 cars and four motorcycles, including three disabled car parking spaces and a high-quality bus station with four bus bays, comfortable seating and bicycle storage.
Capalaba park 'n' ride
The Capalaba park 'n' ride was completed in March 2013 and is located on the corner of Moreton Bay Road and Redland Bay Road. The park 'n' ride features parking for 204 vehicles and four disabled parking bays and two high-quality bus platforms with comfortable waiting environments and bicycle storage.
Keperra to Ferny Grove Rail Upgrade
The Keperra to Ferny Grove Rail Upgrade was completed in March 2013. The project involved duplicating 2.6km of track between Keperra and Ferny Grove stations and upgrading Ferny Grove station. The track duplication has provided increased rail capacity and improved reliability on the Ferny Grove line. The station upgrade included new facilities, disability access, expanding the car park to around 1000 spaces, improving traffic flow in and out of the station and improving bus connections.
North Lakes station
North Lakes station was completed in January 2013 and is located on the corner of The Corse and Endeavour Boulevard. It provides a bus interchange with room for six buses, as well as a safe and comfortable waiting environment for passengers complete with a kiss 'n' ride, bicycle storage, convenient pedestrian links and public toilet facilities.
Slacks Creek park 'n' ride
The Slacks Creek park 'n' ride was completed in December 2012 and provides parking for approximately 200 cars, including seven disabled parking spaces close to the bus stop and seven motorbike spaces. The park 'n' ride also includes indented bus bays on Nujooloo Road allowing easy access for buses, as well as sheltered waiting platforms, a signalised pedestrian crossing on Nujooloo Road and a designated kiss 'n' ride.
Logan Central station
Logan Central station was completed in August 2012 and is located on Wembley Road, opposite Logan Central Plaza. The new station provides a high-quality public transport hub for the local community with two bus platforms located either side of Wembley Road, sheltered waiting areas with comfortable seating, a signalised pedestrian crossing and an undercover walkway from the shopping centre to the station.
Jindalee park 'n' ride
The Jindalee park 'n' ride was completed in August 2012. The 69 vehicle park 'n' ride provides Centenary suburb residents with the option to safely park their cars and transfer to public transport for a portion of their journey to the city.
UQ Lakes station upgrade
The UQ Lakes station upgrade was completed in June 2012. Construction of an additional platform doubled the capacity of one of TransLink's busiest stations and upgrades to the existing platform ensure that the station now meets TransLink's high standards for design, comfort and accessibility.
Juliette Street Traffic Improvement project
Work on the Juliette Street Traffic Improvement project was completed in June 2012. The work involved increasing the capacity of Duke Street, Annerley to enable traffic to flow more freely along Juliette Street and improve access for buses to the South East Busway.
Riverlink station upgrade
The upgraded Riverlink station and new driver's facilities were completed in June 2012. The new station increased capacity and an improved station layout to allow for buses to conveniently pick up and drop off passengers.
Kelvin Grove Road bus priority
The Kelvin Grove Rd bus priority project was completed in March 2012. It involved constructing two on-road, indented bus bays at inbound stops 13 (School Street) and 17 (Thurlow Street) on Kelvin Grove Rd to improve the efficiency and reliability of bus services that use this major arterial road.
Sandgate station park 'n' ride upgrade
The Sandgate station park 'n' ride upgrade was completed in March 2012. The project provided an additional 100 parking spaces for passengers (bringing the total up to 336 parking bays), improved station facilities such as lighting and drainage and new lifts, foot bridge and bicycle storage facilities.
Sunshine Coast Private Hospital bus stop upgrade
The upgraded Sunshine Coast Private Hospital bus stop became operational on 5 March 2012. The stop was upgraded to improve accessibility and safety for both buses and passengers using the stop.
Redbank Plaza station
The Redbank Plaza station was completed in early February 2012. The new station includes a bus turnaround facility that provides direct access for buses servicing the station, significantly reducing travel times and improving service reliability.
Bell Street upgrade
The Bell Street upgrade was completed in January 2012. The project was a joint initiative between TransLink, Ipswich City Council and the Federal Government. The aim of the project was to revitalise Bell Street and improve its security and accessibility, while providing a community space with high-quality public transport facilities.