Residents of the Yarrabilba Priority Development Area (PDA) will enjoy seamless connections with the broader public transport network when a TransLink service launches in mid-2020.
The service is set to run from Yarrabilba to Loganlea station, where customers will have access to the South East Queensland public transport network through a number of bus and train connections.
Head of TransLink Matt Longland said community consultation with Yarrabilba residents in late July and early August helped shape the future of the community’s public transport, with key themes among the feedback including:
• Customers listed Loganlea station and Brisbane CBD as their top two destinations;
• Customers want to travel during morning and evening peaks;
• Most customers would prefer to travel by bus to and from their destination.
“I would like to thank everyone for taking the time to offer their feedback on the current and future needs of public transport in Yarrabilba - we received some really valuable input to help us plan the service,” Mr Longland said.
“Residents told us they would like to be able to link to the broader public transport network. In addition to the hospital and TAFE at Loganlea, from Loganlea station there are bus connections to attractions in Logan such as Logan Hyperdome, while train services will provide a seamless connection to Brisbane or the Gold Coast.”
Mr Longland said an open tender process had started to find a delivery partner for the service.
“The open tender will run until 30 January 2020, with all passenger transport operators encouraged to apply,” Mr Longland said.
Further information on the tender process - including how to submit an application - can be found on the TransLink website, while an information session on the tender process will be held on Thursday 12 December.
The final route and timetable for the service will be released once a delivery partner has been selected through the open tender process.