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Offline nathandavid88

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Warrigal Road bus solution
« on: April 14, 2015, 10:39:45 AM »
Has anyone heard about this? I just stumbled across this project when searching for a Translink info release about the new Gardens Point Terminal (doesn't look to be one at all). Apparently TMR is building a (partially) bus only link between Warrigal Road and Logan Road that will allow buses to avoid the Miles Platting Road/Padstow Road/Logan Road intersection.

http://translink.com.au/about-translink/what-we-do/infrastructure-projects/warrigal-road-bus-solution

www.tmr.qld.gov.au/~/media/Projects/W/Warrigal%20Road%20bus%20solution/warrigalrdbussolutionupgrademap.pdf

Looks like that instead of inbound buses turning right out of Warrigal Road onto Padstow Road and up to the problem intersection, they will instead continue straight ahead up the northern part of Warrigal Road, where a new link will run from the current dead end of Warrigal, to the intersection of Logan Road and the Pacific Highway offramp. It will include a new shared footpath and cycle path connecting the V1 bikeway to Padstow Road via Warrigal Road (and fill in a missing link between the bikeway and the cycle paths that run along Bulimba Creek), and two new indented bus stops just back from the Logan Road intersection. Might help speed up the 150 (& co) routes along that stretch a little.

The obvious downside to this, however, is that it will no longer service the current Multicap stops. That said, there is a stop on Warrigal Road though that isn't too much further from it, and it removes the long standing issue of having to cross Padstow Road from the inbound stop (now instead crossing Warrigal Road at the lights).

 
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Offline SurfRail

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Re: Warrigal Road bus solution
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2015, 11:19:10 AM »
This is long overdue - has been talked about for quite some time.  I haven't seen this level of detail before.

Broadly what I was expecting.
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Re: Warrigal Road bus solution
« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2015, 12:47:54 PM »
Definitely needed. Only realised how shocking that intersection was when I travelled it in PM peak last Thursday (Logan Road inbound).
Is it really that hard to run frequent, reliable public transport?

 

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