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    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    New bus network to complement Redcliffe Peninsula Line

    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Tuesday, October 04, 2016

    New bus network to complement Redcliffe Peninsula Line

    Revenue services will start today after the successful opening of the Redcliffe Peninsula Line, with a new bus networking connecting passengers and delivering more frequent and efficient services to the region.

    Minister for Transport Stirling Hinchliffe said starting this week, the new network would offer an additional 157 daily trips with 17 bus services connecting to train stations along the new Redcliffe Peninsula Line.

    “The new network design has been influenced by more than 3000 community responses, as well as local travel data, to ensure we are delivering the most effective network for this region,” Mr Hinchliffe said.

    “With connections to the Redcliffe Peninsula Line, this new network will help to create an integrated public transport system that will improve access for the whole community.

    “The network has been designed to ensure locals receive more efficient and reliable services, with more daily trips and increased frequency.

    “We will also see services introduced to new and growing areas for the first time, ensuring emerging and developing areas of the community are catered for.”

    Mr Hinchliffe said the new network would improve the way locals used public transport in the region. The new bus network will feature:

    • Better access to bus services with increased operating hours on nine routes on the existing network every weekday
    • Increased weekend operating hours on eight routes
    • An additional 157 trips each weekday and 104 trips every weekend
    • 31 per cent of residents will now be within 400m of a high frequency morning service, up from seven per cent in the existing network
    • Nearly the entire region, or 98 per cent of residents, will be within a 400m of a Sunday service, up from 79 per cent currently.

    Minister Hinchliffe said the Redcliffe Peninsula Line was Moreton Bay’s biggest public infrastructure project in more than 100 years.

    “The new rail line will deliver more than 650 train services a week between Kippa-Ring and Brisbane, with trains running every six to 12 minutes in morning and afternoon peaks, and every 30 minutes in off-peak periods and during weekends,” Minister Hinchliffe said.

    “For the first time, local residents will be connected to a fast, reliable rail service, with a journey into the Brisbane CBD taking less than an hour.”

    New bus timetables are available by visiting translink.com.au, on-board buses, at local libraries or tourist information centres, or by calling 13 12 30.

    Information sessions on the new services will be held locally at the following locations:

    Date

    Location

    Time

    Tuesday 4 October

    Peninsula Fair

    9am - 5pm

    Thursday 6 October

    Kippa-Ring Shopping Centre

    9am - 5pm

    Saturday 8 October

    Westfield North Lakes

    9am - 5pm

    Sunday 9 October

    Redcliffe Jetty Markets

    6am - 2pm

    Media contact:                       Minister Hinchliffe’s Office                  0475 950 772