Brisbane’s Bus Network Services to Change But Have Your Say First

Brisbane’s bus network services are set to evolve with the activation of Brisbane Metro in a few years and Tarragindi residents now have a chance to provide their feedback on the expected changes.

Brisbane City Council will be conducting a series of community information sessions until the 14th of December 2022 in various suburbs to gather feedback from commuters who will be affected by any changes or adoption to this transportation service.

Some of these changes include:

  • The introduction of two new Brisbane Metro lines
  • Reducing the bottlenecks and congestions with a simplified bus network
  • Increasing connections to other public transport modes, such as the Cross River Rail.

For Tarragindi locals, the community information sessions will be on Saturday, 10 December 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Wellers Hills Bowls Club.

Other sessions in South Brisbane will take place on these dates and locations:

26 November 2022
10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Coopers Plains Library
107 Orange Grove Rd
Coopers Plains QLD 4108
3 December 2022
10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m.
Warrigal Square Shopping Centre
261 Warrigal Rd
Eight Mile Plains
– a Mandarin interpreter will be available

Locals may also participate by completing the online survey if they cannot go to the in-person sessions.

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. 

“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.

“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.

bus network
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“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.