Your Input Needed on the Planned Bus Network Services Changes

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Important route changes to combine and simplify Brisbane’s bus network services will soon be adopted to meet future demands and improve the experience of commuters, including those in Graceville and the nearby suburbs.

However, before making these changes, a series of community information sessions will be conducted until the 14th of December 2022 across different suburbs so residents may be able to share their ideas and suggestions.  

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For residents in and around Graceville, the community information session will be held on Saturday, the 12th of November 2022, at the Pamphlett-Tennyson Sea Scout Den on 284 Graceville Ave. 

Locals may also participate by completing the online survey.

Civic Cabinet Chair for Transport Ryan Murphy is encouraging locals to participate in these drop-in sessions to help the Council map out a solid new bus network services plan. 

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“By 2041 our population will increase by almost 25 per cent and it is important the bus network evolves as our city grows,” Mr Murphy said.

“At peak times there are currently more than 385 buses jamming up the Cultural Centre Station, which is a result of our current over-reliance on direct bus journeys from the suburbs to the CBD.

“As part of the changes, a number of routes will be combined to simplify the network and some routes with extremely low patronage will be removed.

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“This allows us to make better use of our resources to give high frequency services to more streets, introduce new routes and deliver more reliable services from the suburbs to the city.

“The improvements being delivered through the Brisbane Metro will help to significantly ease bottlenecks in the current network and prevent future problems as we grow.

“Brisbane’s New Bus Network redesigns services to connect customers to the two high-frequency Metro lines between Eight Mile Plains and  Roma Street and the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the University of Queensland.

“There is also significant scope to expand the Metro further into Brisbane’s north and east through investment into the dedicated bus network.

“We want residents to join the conversation and provide their feedback to help us create the best possible transport network.”

After the community information sessions, Council will work with Translink and release the new network plan. The bus network services changes will be adopted in late 2024.