Additional Bus Route Coming to Alleviate Congestion in South Brisbane

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South Brisbane commuters can look forward to some relief on the often busy 112 bus route, with a new service set to begin operations early next year.

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‘Route 822’ will travel the same path as Route 112 from Annerley Road in Dutton Park (11/17 bus stop) to Prior Street (44/48) in Tarragindi, specifically aimed at easing congestion during the busy school pickup hours.

The launch of the new route comes as a way to help commuters who regularly deal with cramped buses along the route, which services several major schools in the area, including the Griffith University in Mount Gravatt. 

Photo credit: Cr Steve Griffiths/Facebook

Cr Steve Griffiths announced that the new bus route will leave the first stop at 15:02 Monday to Friday to alleviate some of the pressures the 112 bus route experienced this year when school finishes. 

Route 112 has struggled in particular with overcrowding due to students finishing class at the same time each afternoon. The route currently begins at Circular Drive at Griffith University, then travels across Holland Park West, Tarragindi, Annerley, Dutton Park, Woolloongabba, South Brisbane, and the CBD.

In Tarragindi, bus stops can be found along Monash Road (Monash Park, Monash Bushland, Craig Mont St, Aldora St, and Ferrand St), Toohey Rd, Prior St, Windmill St, Brampton St, Andrew Ave, Tarragindi Rd, and Ekibin Rd.

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Local residents commended the addition of the new route, saying it will help address the packed buses that have long plagued the 112 route, especially during peak school commute times.

The service is set to launch in Term 1 in 2024. Visit TransLink’s website for updates on South Brisbane’s new bus route.

Published 24-November-2023