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Offline ozbob

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Deception Bay Bus Station upgrade
« on: March 19, 2015, 12:27:20 PM »
Deception Bay Bus Station upgrade

>> http://www.tmr.qld.gov.au/Projects/Name/D/Deception-Bay-Bus-Station-upgrade.aspx

The Queensland Government allocated $5.7 million towards providing a modern, high-quality facility for commuters, with safer access to services and improved bus service reliability.

The design includes 4 bus bays along Bay Avenue in front of the Deception Bay Shopping Centre with new bus shelters to provide commuters with seating, lean rails and passenger information.

Additional features of the upgrade include:

    improved overall safety of the car park by separating buses, cars and pedestrians
    fully-sheltered passenger waiting areas
    high-quality pedestrian links from Deception Bay Shopping Centre
    comprehensive passenger information
    gocard top up machine
    lights and security cameras.

To provide a safer crossing opportunity for pedestrians, the existing pedestrian crossing on Bay Avenue will be relocated further south, closer to Whale Street.

Tenders will be called from suitably qualified contractors in the first quarter of 2015 for construction of the new bus station. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2015, weather and construction conditions permitting.

TransLink services along routes 660, 665, 668 and school service 7030 will continue to operate out of the temporary stops located on Bay Avenue until the upgrade is complete and passengers will be informed prior to any further location changes.

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Offline red dragin

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Re: Deception Bay Bus Station upgrade
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2015, 03:39:17 PM »
5.7 mill for that?  :conf

I should start a construction company and retire on the profits from that job alone.

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Re: Deception Bay Bus Station upgrade
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2015, 06:26:02 PM »
I wonder if the Peninsula Fair interchange might be happening now.  I recall the local member's opposition was crucial to it being killed off - I have a suspicion that it was probably a certain Mr S. Driscoll as well...
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Re: Deception Bay Bus Station upgrade
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2015, 12:06:48 AM »
Salami slicing at its best.

Offline Old Northern Road

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Re: Deception Bay Bus Station upgrade
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2015, 11:35:33 AM »
Unbelievable. You build bus stations in areas with high bus usage not in areas where the buses only run once an hour. This will be almost as much of a white elephant as the North Lakes bus station.

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Re: Deception Bay Bus Station upgrade
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2015, 12:02:29 PM »
Unbelievable. You build bus stations in areas with high bus usage not in areas where the buses only run once an hour. This will be almost as much of a white elephant as the North Lakes bus station.

There will be quite a few bus upgrades to the area when the Kippa-Ring line is finished. They'll probably have a bus that runs from the bus station to meet every inbound train, which hopefully will be every 15 minutes at worst

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Re: Deception Bay Bus Station upgrade
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2015, 01:20:24 PM »
But spending 5.7 million on an interchange for hourly buses is practically useless if the existing arrangement is adequate. And seriously, 5.7 million? For a bunch of steel and concrete without any significant structure? You've got to be joking.

There will be quite a few bus upgrades to the area when the Kippa-Ring line is finished. They'll probably have a bus that runs from the bus station to meet every inbound train, which hopefully will be every 15 minutes at worst

HAHAHAHAHAHA. You live in Queensland DM, a state totally lacking in intellect and common sense. This isn't Vancouver or Perth. But of course, services is not what wins votes, it is sexy infrastructure, and then lots of smiling politicians and drawing up new routes so you can have a granny and mother with a child in a pram touching on with a go card.

As amazing as a proper feeder would be out that way, we can't even get proper feeder buses working in zone 2, so a proper feeder bus in zone 6 has a snowball's chance in a Brisbane summer of actually happening.
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Re: Deception Bay Bus Station upgrade
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2015, 01:58:36 PM »
HAHAHAHAHAHA. You live in Queensland DM, a state totally lacking in intellect and common sense. This isn't Vancouver or Perth. But of course, services is not what wins votes, it is sexy infrastructure, and then lots of smiling politicians and drawing up new routes so you can have a granny and mother with a child in a pram touching on with a go card.

As amazing as a proper feeder would be out that way, we can't even get proper feeder buses working in zone 2, so a proper feeder bus in zone 6 has a snowball's chance in a Brisbane summer of actually happening.

I was trying to be positive :P one can hope. At least up there it's more of a fresh start as the infrastructure is brand new so there might be hope

But yes that does seem an absurd amount of money to be spending on it

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Re: Deception Bay Bus Station upgrade
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2015, 08:00:34 PM »
Wow, it must be something about bus stations that gets you ridiculously bad value for money eh?  The world's most expensive bus station was announced just in the last few days..

http://secondavenuesagas.com/2015/03/19/how-to-spend-10-billion-on-a-bus-terminal-by-the-port-authority/

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Re: Deception Bay Bus Station upgrade
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2015, 08:23:45 PM »
PABT is what would happen if BCC had its way and all rail lines were buses and busways terminating at at Central Queen Street Style multilevel busway station terminus.

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