Brisbane bus customers have been reminded to plan ahead and familiarise themselves with timetable changes before they start the working week next Monday.
From Monday, 12 December, Brisbane bus timetables and CBD bus stop locations will change to allow work to start on the $3 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane Integrated Resort Development.
TransLink Media Manager Miguel Holland said some CBD bus routes were being rerouted in the city and encouraged Brisbane bus customers to plan ahead, check the TransLink website and download the My TransLink app to see if changes had been made to their service.
“With Queens Wharf Road and William Street soon closing, some services operated by Brisbane Transport, Clarks Logan City Bus Service, Mt Gravatt Bus Service and Park Ridge Transit will arrive and/or depart from new stops in Brisbane’s CBD from Monday, 12 December,” Mr Holland said.
“Affected services will use alternate stops in the CBD, with most to be a short walk from existing locations.
“While Queens Wharf Road and William Street are set to close on Sunday, 1 January 2017, bus changes are coming into effect earlier to allow customers time to become familiar with the changes prior to Christmas.”
Queens Wharf Road will remain closed permanently from 1 January 2017 while William Street – between Elizabeth and Margaret streets, will be closed for up to five years as part of the project.
Road users are encouraged to visit www.131940.qld.gov.au for up-to-date information on road closures and traffic conditions.
Mr Holland said to coincide with CBD bus diversions, TransLink had worked with Brisbane Transport to revise bus timetables to provide more accurate travel information for customers and to adjust to the city’s changing road conditions.
Customers will be able to easily see if their stop or route is affected – signage and green flags have been put in place at more than 6,000 bus stops where changes will be made.
“The vast majority of timetable changes across the network are only minor but we encourage all customers to visit the TransLink website before they travel to ensure they are aware of any updates,” Mr Holland said.
Mr Holland said the revised timetables better reflected the current running times of Brisbane Transport bus services.
Frequency of services have not changed, and connections to other services have been maintained wherever possible.
Customers can view new stop locations and replan their journey by visiting the TransLink website, downloading the MyTransLink app, or calling the TransLink contact centre on 13 12 30.
“We encourage all customers to take the time to plan ahead – before they leave, visit the TransLink website or online app and see if they need to replan their journey,” Mr Holland said.
“TransLink Customer Liaison Officers will also be working across the CBD network until Christmas to assist customers with journey planning advice—look out for them in their bright green t-shirts.”
Forty-five Brisbane Transport bus routes will use new stops or be rerouted in Brisbane CBD while minor timetable changes and CBD diversions will be noticed to a small number of suburban routes including bus routes 555 (Loganholme station (Hyperdome) to Brisbane City), P546 (Park Ridge to Brisbane City), 572 (Loganholme station (Hyperdome) to Springwood), 261 (Mackenzie to Brisbane City) and 299 (Rochedale to Brisbane City).
For all details on the planned timetable changes, visit www.translink.com.au, download the MyTransLink app or phone 13 12 30, anytime.