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    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham
    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Bus alterations to support Queen’s Wharf development

    JOINT STATEMENT

    Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines
    The Honourable Dr Anthony Lynham

    Minister for Transport and the Commonwealth Games
    The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    Bus alterations to support Queen’s Wharf development

    From Monday 12 December, 49 bus routes will be redirected through Brisbane’s CBD to allow construction work to start on the $3 billion Queen’s Wharf Brisbane project.

    Minister for State Development Anthony Lynham said the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council had been working together for more than 18 months to design a plan for buses to operate around road closures and construction.

    "Queen’s Wharf Brisbane will create thousands of jobs and business opportunities across the state," Mr Lynham said.

    "While the project will transform our CBD, the temporary closure of William Street and permanent closure of Queens Wharf Road will affect bus routes."

    Minister for Transport Stirling Hinchliffe said as part of the changes 45 Brisbane Transport services and four services operated by Clarks Logan City Bus Service, Mt Gravatt Bus Serviceand Park Ridge Transit will be rerouted through the city, with some arriving or departing from new stops in Brisbane’s CBD.

    "Teams of TransLink Customer Liaison Officers will be working across the Brisbane CBD network from Monday 28 November, providing face-to-face help and journey planning advice to customers in the lead up to 12 December," Mr Hinchliffe said.

    "Affected services will use alternative stops in the CBD, with most expected to be a short walk from existing locations."

    TransLink has worked with Brisbane Transport to revise and update bus network timetables across Brisbane to better reflect current running times and changed road conditions – with 208 of Brisbane Transport’s 235 bus timetables updated.

    "These changes will not affect service frequency and for most people, timetables will shift by less than six minutes, with a small number changing by up to 15 minutes," Mr Hinchliffe said.

    "To cover the cost of implementing the timetable changes, the Queensland Government will also provide an additional $6.7 million to Brisbane City Council on top of our annual contribution."

    The Queensland Government currently delivers $297.53 million annually to Brisbane City Council towards the cost of running bus services, representing 78 percent of the total cost.

    While Queens Wharf Road and William Street are due to close on Sunday, 1 January next year, the Queensland Government and Brisbane City Council agreed the bus changes will come into effect next month to give travellers time to become familiar with the changes.

    A new comparative journey planning tool is now available on the TransLink website to allow customers to view their journeys pre and post-changes and compare the journeys side by side.

    Public transport passengers can now view new stop locations and plan their journey by visiting www.translink.com.au, downloading the My TransLink app or phoning 13 12 30, anytime.

    Media contact: 0439 341 314 (Minister Lynham), 0475 950 772 (Minister Hinchliffe)

     

     Full list of buses that will be rerouted through Brisbane’s CBD:

     

    Operator

    Service

    Brisbane Transport

    50, 105, 107, 108, 112, 113, 121, 131, 134, 155, 156, 161, 171, 172, 178, 181, 186, 202, 340, 363,

    376, 382, 383, 411, 415, 416, 417, 433, 445, 471, P119, P137, P141, P142, P151, P157, P176, P179,

    P201, P205, P217, P343, P457, P458, P459

    Clarks Logan City Bus Service

    555

    Mt Gravatt Bus Service

    261, 299

    Park Ridge Transit

    P546