One of our main goals is to improve your public transport experience. To do this, we're upgrading the network, building new infrastructure and changing the way we operate.

General initiatives

TransLink are working to develop a world-class ticketing system to make catching public transport even easier!

In September 2016 the Queensland Government initiated a review into bus driver safety. The review is now complete.

Read both the report and the government's response.

Since mid-2017, we have been trialling our real-time system on-board Clarks Logan City Bus Service school buses in the Logan area. This trial will be ongoing and we'll continue to monitor the performance of real-time on school services.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) has released the Draft Queensland Transport Strategy (QTS).

The Draft QTS is the government’s 30-year vision for transport and details how global and national trends will impact Queensland in the future. It discusses how new transport technologies – such as drones, electric vehicles and increasing levels of automation – can substantially transform the transport system.

Community consultation for the draft strategy was held from 29 March to 24 May 2019 with feedback received being used to inform the development of the final strategy. 

To find out more visit the Queensland Transport Strategy page.

Project Overview

The Queensland Government is introducing a public transport service for Yarrabilba. The 587 Yarrabilba to Loganlea station bus service will start from 29 June 2020 and will replace the current private bus service.

Yarrabilba residents will be welcomed into the TransLink public transport network and access benefits including real-time information, journey planner and savings with go card.

Public Transport Survey

Between Tuesday 30 July and Monday 12 August we invited residents of Yarrabilba to complete a survey to understand their travel needs and opinions. 

Thank you to all Yarrabilba residents that took time to provide feedback. Our transport planners have used your feedback along with patronage data, previous customer feedback, land use considerations, bus operations and connectivity with the TransLink network to help plan the new service. 

More information

Visit the Yarrabilba 587 project page for more details. 


Infrastructure development

As part of the $749 million M1 Upgrade from Eight Mile Plains to Daisy Hill, the south east busway will be extended by 6.6km to Springwood, leading to quicker travel times and room for an additional 1.7 million passengers. 

The extension will result in a new park 'n' ride and bus interchange at Rochedale, improving intermodal travel for surrounding suburbs.

Other benefits of the project include:

  • 8km road upgrade between the Gateway Motorway at Eight Mile Plains and Loganlea Road, Daisy Hill
  • Bikeway extension from the Gateway Motorway to Paradise Rd
  • New M1 on-ramp at Lexington Rd and combined on-ramp at Loganlea and Paradise roads

Construction of the M1 Upgrade is expected to begin by mid-2020.

For more information visit the TMR website.

Park 'n' rides are an important part of our network, allowing customers to connect with high frequency public transport services.

Around 30,000 car spaces are available across South East Queensland.

Work is underway to plan and deliver additional car park spaces at several locations including:

Location Project status
Altandi station Planning
Cannon Hill station Completed
Carseldine station Under construction
Darra station Under construction
Ebbw Vale Completed
Eight Mile Plains station Completed
Geebung station Completed
Greenbank station Planning
Lawnton station Under construction
Lindum station Planning
Mains Road park 'n' ride Completed
Murarrie station Completed
Northgate station Planning
Ormeau station Completed
Salisbury station Planning
Springfield Central station Under construction
Varsity Lakes station Detailed design
Virginia station Under construction

Queensland Rail is upgrading Cannon Hill station to improve accessibility and make it easier and safer for customers to use. The works are part of the Queensland Rail Station Accessibility Upgrade Program which focuses on providing greater accessibility to rail services.

Queensland Rail is upgrading Dakabin station to improve accessibility and make it easier and safer for customers to use. The works are part of the Queensland Rail Station Accessibility Upgrade Program which focuses on providing greater accessibility to rail services.

Investigation and detailed planning are underway to identify the best location and plan for the new Loganlea station. The new station will enhance Loganlea’s position in the rail network, further establishing it as a key station in the region as well as providing a revitalised station design and supporting infrastructure.

Morayfield bus station is receiving an upgrade to provide a modern, high quality facility for customers and accommodate six bus bays. Detailed design work is now complete. Construction time frames will be confirmed in the near future.

The new bus hub in the Townsville CBD is now open. Located on Ogden Street, the new bus hub is serviced by all routes that travel through the city. The hub features sheltered waiting areas, improved lighting and 24-hour security cameras to make your journey safe and enjoyable.

The new bus station at Victoria Point Central is now open. Buses that used to stop at the old station on Bunker Road, near High Street, now stop at Victoria Point Central station, on Cleveland-Redland Bay Road. Due to the relocation of the bus station, there are minor timetable adjustments for services. For more information please visit the Victoria Point Central station project and service change page. 

The Queensland Government has committed funding for the Northern and Eastern Transitway projects.

The $53 million Northern Transitway will deliver bus priority measures along Gympie Road between Sadlier Street, Kedron and Hamilton Road, Chermside.

The Northern Transitway benefits include:

  • a safer, more efficient public transport system for Brisbane north side customers
  • more reliable and improved travel times for bus customers along the corridor
  • a facility to support high frequency bus services
  • improvements to footpaths along the corridor. 

The detailed design for the Northern Transitway will be delivered in late-2019 with construction expected to start by mid-2020.

The Eastern Transitway will improve bus priority measures along Old Cleveland Road between Main Avenue, Coorparoo and Creek Road, Carindale.

More information will be provided as the project progresses.

The Cross River Rail Authority is progressing planning for the Queensland Government's Cross River Rail project - a major infrastructure project for South East Queensland.

For more information on the project, visit the Cross River Rail website.

Brisbane City Council is progressing planning for the introduction of Brisbane Metro. 

For more information on the project, visit council's website.

Preconstruction activities for the Beerburrum to Nambour (B2N) Rail Upgrade Project have started.

For more information on the project, visit the B2N project page.

Gold Coast Light Rail Stage 3A from Broadbeach South to Burleigh Heads is the proposed third stage of a public transport solution for the Gold Coast. For more information on the project, visit the Department of Transport and Main Road's website.

Department of Transport and Main Roads and Redland City Council are delivering essential upgrades to the Southern Moreton Islands passenger ferry terminals to ensure this important transport infrastructure continues to meet the needs of the community and visitors into the future. Find out more about the project


Products and fares

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will transform the way Queenslanders with disability are supported and change the way disability services are funded and delivered.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads will continue to deliver services and programs to all of our clients and members while the NDIS is introduced in Queensland.

The NDIS will result in changes to the administration of some of the department's programs for people with disability who become NDIS participants.

The Public Transport Fares Advisory Panel (The Panel) was established as a recommendation of the South East Queensland Fare Review Taskforce.

The Panel will provide independent expert advice to help inform government decisions on future public transport fares, products, and ticketing.

The Panel members were selected based on their expertise and to include a broad range of knowledge, including specialist transport knowledge, community insights, regional perspectives and industry experience.

Panel members have been appointed for a period of 12 months and will meet twice a year. Additional meetings are possible if directed by the Minister. TransLink Division (TransLink) of TMR will perform the role of Secretariat for the Panel.

Panel Members

Terms of Reference

All media or public enquires should be forwarded to the Secretariat or TransLink Media


Service improvement

From 24 February 2020 there will be changes to the Cairns bus network, including timetable changes, route or stop changes, and new bus stops at Raintrees Shopping Centre. Find out more about these changes

The Queensland Government's New Generation Rollingstock (NGR) project will see a signficant increase to the South East Queensland train fleet to meet the growing demand for rail services.

The project is the largest single investment by Queensland in trains and demonstrates the government's commitment to public transport in South East Queensland.

A new bus service, route 535, was introduced into the new Flagstone development area to connect to Greenbank Shopping Centre, Greenbank RSL and Grand Plaza Shopping Centre at Browns Plains.

Find out more about the new route 535.

Introduction of additional train services to South East Queensland network. Effective 29 July 2019.

TransLink is partnering with the University of Queensland to trial additional services to the busy St Lucia campus. Effective 19 August 2019.

A suite of changes to bus services in the Centenary and Western Suburbs region. Effective 19 August 2019.


Small blue metal plates, featuring Braille, tactile and QR code bus stop numbers, have been added to select inner-city bus stops and bus stations including:

  • Brisbane CBD (77 stops)
  • Carindale (10 stops)
  • Cannon Hill (6 stops)
  • Chermside (5 stops)
  • Garden City (15 stops)
  • Helensvale (6 stops)

The plates are fixed to the sides of the blade style bus stops and display the bus stop number in Braille, to assist customers with vision impairment identify the stop. Above the Braille the stop number is also displayed in white high contrast tactile text and below the braille the same information is available through use of a QR code.

The new Braille, tactile and QR code stop numbers have been introduced to assist customers with vision impairment identify bus stops where there are a high number of stops in proximity. This mainly occurs in inner city areas and large bus stations. A second stage rollout is planned to be completed by the end of June 2020.


Completed projects

The Department of Transport and Main Roads recently upgraded the Peninsula Fair shopping centre bus stops on Anzac Avenue at Kippa-Ring.

Works involved upgrading the existing stops to a premium standard with improved shelters, seating and more capacity for buses.

An additional intermediate stop (stop A) was also constructed west of stop B for route 694 services travelling toward Clontarf and Woody Point to use.

These upgrades will enable us to better meet demand for services, and provide improved access and facilities for our customers.

Helensvale bus station was upgraded to allow for better passenger connections between bus, train and tram services, and allow for future growth.

Construction works were completed in August 2018.

We’re reshaping Gold Coast public transport with new timetables and changes to a number of local bus services in early 2018.

Consultation with the local community on the proposed bus changes was completed in 14 May 2017.  

Read the consultation report  to see how your feedback helped shape the Gold Coast’s new bus network.

The Queen Street bus station (QSBS) upgrade was completed in April 2018.

The upgraded station provides an improved environment with a modern, brighter design and upgraded features for people with a disability.

Installation of the new lift and stairs at Platform 2 commenced in October 2018 and was completed in August 2019. The installation of the lift means that QSBS is now fully independently accessible to all.

Get on board with fairer fares

Following the SEQ fare review, the Government announced a fare reform program to provide fairer fares for public transport in SEQ.

From 3 April 2017, job seekers receiving the Newstart Allowance or Youth Allowance and asylum seekers were be able to apply for concession fares.

On 19 December 2016, new fares and simpler zones were introduced including:

  • cheaper fares across all zones
  • simplified 8 zone structure
  • off-peak discounts extended to 6am (from 3am)
  • seniors travel free after 2 journeys each day
  • free weekend travel on a child go card
  • half-price journeys after 8 in a week replacing 'Nine and FREE'.

SEQ Review Taskforce Report (PDF, 6.3MB)

Queensland Government response to the SEQ Fare Review (PDF, 2.1MB)

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